An unhinged assailant stabbed an 82-year-old man in the head with a shark stick on a Brooklyn street in an unprovoked early morning assault, officers said Sunday.
The suspect, Marvin Reyes, 33, approached the victim at E. 16th St. and Church Ave. in Prospect Park South around 7 a.m. Sunday, cops said.
Reyes stabbed the man multiple times in the head without provocation, police said. Doctors took the victim to Maimonides Hospital in stable condition.
Police charged Reyes with assault, possession of weapons and making threats. He was awaiting trial in Brooklyn Criminal Court.
Reyes’ victim wasn’t the only New Yorker to suffer from the wrong side of a stick on Sunday.
A bandit beat a 43-year-old man with a broom inside a five-story apartment building on Hull Ave. near E. Mosholu Parkway North in the Bronx at 3:09 p.m., police said.
The thief took the victim’s wallet, mobile phone and credit card before fleeing, officers said.
The victim suffered a laceration during the attack, according to the police.