EAST TREMONT — A Bronx teen who robbed a woman carrying her two-month-old baby after landing a flying kick to her back was sentenced to more than three years in prison on Friday, according to the Bronx District Attorney's office.
Alonzo Brown, 19, who pleaded guilty in October to one count of robbery in the second degree, was sentenced Friday to three-and-a-half years in prison, followed by four years of post-release supervision, for the Nov. 28, 2014, attack at 1155 E. Tremont Ave., according to the Bronx DA.
Brown was caught on surveillance video attacking his victim, Odilla Orozco, who had her infant son strapped to her chest and was talking on a cellphone.
In the video, Brown can be seen walking past the woman before turning around and briefly following her. Seconds later, Brown is seen breaking into a sprint and felling the woman with a powerful kick to the back. The video then shows Brown stealing Orozco's Samsung Galaxy phone before running away.
During Brown's arraignment, Justice George Villegas described Brown's violent move as a "flying drop kick," according to the Bronx DA.
According to court records, Orozco hurt her hands and knee in the attack. As she fell to the ground, she landed on her son, who began to "cry and scream."
"I am (still) afraid to go out in the street unless I have to," said Orozco at Brown's sentencing, through an interpreter from the Spanish.
Orozco said that both she and her son Jordin, who had his first birthday in September, were still traumatized by the attack.
"Suddenly he starts crying by himself. I can't leave him for too long. I think maybe it's due to (the assault). He still gets frightened," Orozco said of her son.
"Now that I will know he will not be there, then I'll feel safe," Orozco said, according to the Bronx DA.
"Maybe I will be able to forgive."