A Staten Island man was arrested in Hoboken for knocking someone out, twice, the second time right in front of local police, authorities said.
Luis Orellanos, 29, of Staten Island New York, was charged with aggravated assault, according to Det. Lt. Edgardo Cruz.
While on patrol in the area of 88 River St., Sgt. Donald Rosso observed a physical altercation taking place. As they approached, Rosso and Officer Tyler Soto observed a male unconscious on the ground, police said.
Meanwhile, Officer Anthony Russo was with a man who he placed under arrest for the assault. Prior to the incident, both men were observed pushing and shoving each other in the same vicinity, officials said.
At the time, Rosso turned on his vehicle’s overhead lights in order to disperse the group. The victim began to walk away from the scene when Orellanos approached from behind and punched the victim in the face, knocking him unconscious, authorities said.
Orellanos was then placed under arrest for the assault and a check found him to also have several outstanding warrants from East Rutherford & Point Pleasant Beach, police said.
Orellanos was processed and later released with a summons to appear in court for the new charges and the outstanding warrants, officials said.