An officer with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) was sucker-punched by a man in downtown Brooklyn on the day after Christmas. Following that surreptitious right cross, the cop and the man engaged in a brief melee between themselves.
Video released by the NYPD allegedly shows 40-year-old Steven Haynes shrugging his jacket onto his shoulders. As soon as those jacket sleeves are set, however, Haynes appears to knock the uniformed cop right in the face. The officer’s arms flail for less than a second before the two men are swinging wildly at one another.
Both the cop and Haynes quickly tumble to the ground and take out a green New York City trash can–sending it smashing loudly into the