STATEN ISLAND — Police are hunting an ATV rider they say beat a 62-year-old man who tried to stop a gang of bikers riding through a Staten Island park.
The suspect, believed to be in his 20s, was cruising on his ATV with several other riders around 3:20 p.m. Sunday when he tried entering the park opposite 7455 Hylan Blvd., police said.
When the man tried to stop him, the rider turned violent, pounding him several times in the head and torso.
The victim, who was not a Parks Department employee, was taken to Staten Island University North Hospital, where he was treated for broken ribs, swelling and lacerations to the face, according to the NYPD.
Sunday’s violence was one of several incidents this year involving motorcyclists.
A pack of bikers beat SUV driver Alexian Lien in front of his family on Sept. 29 after Lien ran over one of the motorcyclists on the West Side Highway. Lien claimed he mowed down biker Edwin Mieses in self defense after the group surrounded his vehicle.
Anyone with information on the Staten Island incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.