May 13, 2021 By Allie Griffin
Police have arrested the man caught on video beating and robbing two men after they hit his car in Jackson Heights over the weekend.
Officers nabbed 27-year-old Jovani Padin of Woodside Wednesday and charged him with robbery, attempted grand larceny, assault and leaving the scene of an accident.
The incident was sparked by a seemingly innocuous collision in which Padin was driving a grey Honda Accord down 70th Street when he was hit by a white Nissan Sentra that was pulling out of a parking lot at around 7 p.m.
Padin got out of the Honda and demanded money for the damage to his car. He then started punching two men who were the occupants of the Nissan and had gotten out of their vehicle during the course of an argument, police said.
He allegedly sucker punched a 55-year-old man who had been a passenger in the Nissan. The victim was knocked out cold and Padin took the man’s phone as he laid on the street, the video shows.
Padin then turned on the 23-year-old Nissan driver and repeatedly punched him as he tried to walk away.
The 23-year-old tried to block the punches with his arms as he was knocked to the ground. Padin, shown wearing jeans and a neon hoodie, grabbed his phone from his hand, according to the video.
He then walked back to the 55-year-old, who was still out cold on the ground. He callously flipped his limp body over and grabbed the man’s wallet from his pocket, the video shows.
Padin allegedly took off in his own car with the victim’s cellphones and the older man’s wallet — which contained his ID and bank cards, police said.
Both victims refused medical attention, police said.
How comes crime by people of color is never discussed.
Jovani Padin. Arrested on May 12th. Released on May 14th.
Many of these crimes have to do with what happened last summer. People rioting and looting and all the footage on social media created an atmosphere where certain groups feel like they can do whatever they want and someone out there will defend their actions and in general blame racism and there socioeconomic background for their behavior.
This is why NY needs more lax gun laws. If this were to happen here where I live, he’d have been shot. In fact something like this did happen about a week ago and the perp got what he deserved, lead in the head. You play stupid games, you win stupid prizes. Self defense is NOT A CRIME!
Dude looks over 40.
Dude looks like police tape.
He is 27. Its unfortunate. The suspect probably snapped. People are stressed.
the video clearly shows that he did it .. there is proof .. what are you trying to pull
I’m sure this animal is already out on the streets thanks to bail reform. Sure he’ll later run for mayor and win.
Hit the thumbs up for someone dressed as police tape to get caught by the police.
All these clips of what is happening in nYC are being showed worldwide. My grandma who lives here watches it on international television and gets depressed. She lives alone and in fear but does not want to go to a nursing home.
i think its hilarious that these criminals are so stupid that they think they will never get caught. thank goodness there are cameras everywhere!
So true. And its like cameras do not even matter no more. Neighbor had video footage of 3 young men stealing his scooter by breaking the chain from his backyard in the morning presented it to the police and they spoke to him as if they were tired of people filing police reports about crime and could care less about the video. One was like this happens all the time almost like we should all be used to getting robbed and not stress over it.
Glad he is caught. I can go back to bike riding through the area. Its so beautiful outside.
Wow I thought he would get charged with more then that! He almost killed the man then pursued the son attacking him several times! Seeing the man injured flips him over with no care for his condition and robbed him! Idk but the charges sounded like a slap on the wrist! Hope someone investigate if he getting off easy because of his race.
Very good job NYPD ,,
GOD BLESS JACKSON HEIGHTS PEOPLE, AND NYC ☮️❤️👍!!
He just wanted a loaf of bread! Let him go (if he’s not already out with a pair of free Mets tickets).
Honestly, life, no parole. End of the story, this guy cannot be out on the street. ENOUGH!
Joe, he could have shot and killed both victims and he still wouldn’t get life without parole in New York.
The 3 thumbs down ought to be family members.
Nobody else could care about this individual.