KENSINGTON — An 86-year-old Brooklyn business owner who tried to break up a fight over a double-parked car had to get four staples to close a head wound last week after being attacked by an angry driver, police said.
Michael Malin, the elderly owner of the U Dream It Kitchen Design Center, was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center with a head wound and needed four staples to his head after allgedly being shoved to the ground by double-parked driver Sidney Klenosky, 41.
Police said Klenosky double-parked outside Malin's store at 689 McDonald Ave. just after 3:30 p.m. May 17, when one of the employees went outside to ask him to move his car, Malin said.
“I heard them shouting,” said Malin. “I went outside to actually calm them down.”
Klenosky alledgedly lunged at Malin, knocking him to the ground.
He was arrested on scene and charged with felony assault, menacing, and misdemeanor harassment, according to court records.
Klenosky was released without bail Thursday and is set to appear in court June 28.
Malin, who was released from the hospital Thursday night, was back to work Monday, reporting only a sore shoulder and face.
The longtime business owner said he's more upset that people are still double parking than about his own physical pain.
“The cars are lined up double parked,” Malin said. “They have no regards for anybody else.”