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GrubHub Delivery Man Beats Woman Who Stopped Him Locking Bike to Pole: NYPD

By Gwynne Hogan | November 11, 2015 11:31am
 A delivery man attacked a building superintendent who she told him not to chain his bike to the pole of her building's awning, police said.
A delivery man attacked a building superintendent who she told him not to chain his bike to the pole of her building's awning, police said.
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HELL'S KITCHEN — A GrubHub delivery man whipped a building superintendent with a chain, spit on her, punched her in the jaw and kicked her in the stomach after she told him he couldn't attach his bike to the pole in front of her building, police and workers said. 

The delivery man was starting to chain his bike to the awning in front of 457 W. 57th St. at 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 2, when the 59-year-old super told him he wasn't allowed, police and building employees said. 

The man flew into a rage, spat on the woman and punched her in the jaw. When she fell to the ground, he then kicked her in the stomach, police said.

He used his bike chain to whip her, a police source said.

The woman was taken to Mount Sinai Beth Israel at 6:09 p.m., fire officials said.

Police said the man — who remains at large — was a GrubHub delivery man, and was transporting food from Kashkaval Garden at 852 Ninth Ave.

The online food delivery service began employing its own team of delivery workers earlier this year as part of a pilot program.

Kashkaval employees confirmed that the man picked up food from them, and said they had never seen him before. Police came to interview them after the attack, they said.

A spokeswoman for GrubHub said Tuesday that they had suspended the employee and planned to fire him following the results of an investigation. They added that they are investigating the driver's employment history but declined to reveal how long he had worked for them or if he had any prior complaints.

They declined to say how many bike messengers are part of their delivery team in NYC.

The victim did not immediately return a request for comment. Orsid Realty Corp., the company that manages the building, could not be reached for immediate comment.