Authorities Say Brute Who Shoved Elderly Woman is a Registered Sex Offender and a Career Criminal
A man who was captured on surveillance camera brutally shoving an elderly woman to the ground in New York City was a career criminal with more than one hundred arrests to his name, according to the authorities.
The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Rashid Brimmage and was arrested for the 103rd time Tuesday. His first arrest dated back to 2005 after committing petty crimes and sex offenses.
Police officials said Brimmage was charged with assault after investigators received a tip that led to his arrest.
Brimmage was a registered sex offender and a career criminal with charges that included assault, harassment, resisting arrest, and persistent sexual abuse.
Surveillance footage showed 92-year-old Geraldine walking on Third Avenue at roughly 3:30 p.m. last Friday when Brimmage suddenly pushed her for no apparent reason. Brimmage then walked away.
Geraldine said she hit a fire hydrant after falling to the ground, and since the incident, she feared walking alone in her neighborhood.