Most of us were horrified by the video of a man randomly striking a 92-year-old womanin New York City who fell and hit a fire hydrant. The young man is seen casually looking back and just continuing. Police say that they have arrested Rashid Brimmage, 31, and he is no stranger to the criminal justice system.
Geraldine is a retired teacher who has lived in Manhattan for more than 50 years. She was attacked near Third Avenue and East 16th Street in Gramercy Park at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday. She is recovering well but says that she is now fearful of going outside.
Brimmage is the very definition of a recidivist. He has been arrested 103 times since 2005. In 2012, he was arrested for sexual misconduct in 2012 and arrested for two more sex offenses in 2014. He was then arrested again in 2014 for exposing and fondling himself on an East Harlem street. He was then arrested in July for grabbing a woman’s behind at a Third Avenue deli. It is a long list of a criminal who has moved in and out of the criminal justice system with ease.
In February, he arrested for a misdemeanor assault and harassment but released without bail. He was then busted again in March for trespassing and again released with just a summons. Then a week later in March he was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance, assault and attempted assault charges. He was again released.