Has This Guy Punched You in the Head Recently? (Updated)
Updated 1:30 p.m.:
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly says the suspect was caught on a Texas-bound Greyhound bus and arrested. Police tracked his cell phone to a bus station, then stopped both buses that had departed the station overnight. Commisso was found on one of them, asleep.
While Chris Brown spent his weekend punching R&B sweetheart Frank Ocean over a parking spot, this guy has allegedly been roaming around East Harlem, hitting Asian people in elevators and taking their money. Rude.
His name is Jason Commisso and the NYPD suspects he's behind all eight of January's elevator robberies. He's 6'1" tall, 200 pounds, and apparently really into breaking people's noses.
He was spotted on security footage using one of the victim's credit cards at McDonalds last Thursday, which is presumably how the NYPD was able to identify him. You can watch the short clip below.
Each of the attacks has been against an Asian victim, which prompted police to dispatch their Hate Crime Task Force in addition to regular officers. However, they have yet to nab the guy, so they're turning to the locals for help.
If you've seen him, the police would like you to tip them off by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting 274637 and entering TIP577.
Oh, and if you notice him following you towards your apartment building, live up to your reputation as a rude New Yorker and don't hold the door for him, okay?
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