15-Year-Old Arrested For Bicycle Gang Attack In NYC

Larry CelonaJanuary 1, 20213min
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A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the wild Tuesday attack on a BMW driver whose posh car was vandalized by a bicycle gang in broad daylight in Manhattan, The Post has learned.

The teen from Queens — who is not being identified because he’s a minor — is being charged as a juvenile after allegedly attacking Max Torgovnick’s luxury ride on Fifth Avenue, law enforcement sources said Wednesday.

The sources said approximately 25 bikers were involved, six of whom damaged Torgovnick’s car. Police have also identified another teen and are searching for him, the sources added.

Torgovnick told The Post Wednesday that he and his mother, who is in her 70s, had just dropped off a donation at a nonprofit organization and were heading to his father’s neurology office when they ran into around 50 teen bikers Tuesday afternoon.

Video of the harrowing attack shows the bikers surrounding the BMW at Fifth Avenue and 21st Street, with some pounding the vehicle with their fists and feet, and another smashing a bike on Torgovnick’s windshield.

One of the attackers then ran against the car and vaulted on top of the hood, causing the windshield to crack and partially cave in, video shows.

“At that point, I was afraid that they were going to break the window, get in the car, reach in, and pull us out,” Torgovnick recalled.

His mother was frantically dialing 911 while screaming, “We’re going to die, they’re going to kill us,” Torgovnick said.

Author : Larry Celona and Elizabeth Elizalde

Source : Ny Post : 15-year-old arrested in connection with BMW bicycle gang attack in NYC