2010-09-01 / Front Page

Astoria Man Arrested In Senior Assault

By Liz Goff

Police at the 114th Precinct arrested a 25-year-old Queens man on August 22 after he severely beat an elderly man outside a local diner.

Cops said Lawrence Parsons confronted the frail, 70-year-old man outside Mike’s Diner on 31st Street near Ditmars Boulevard at about 12:20 a.m. on August 22.

Parsons knocked the victim to the ground with one blow to the head, police said.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors stitched closed a gash on his ear. The man was treated and released, police said.

Parsons was charged with assault at his arraignment at Queens Criminal Court.

Investigators said there was no apparent reason for the attack.
 

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