New York couple convicted of assaulting Sesame Street employees in mask dispute
On Friday, a man and a woman from New York were found guilty by a Bucks County jury for beating a teenager working at Sesame Square when he reminded them to wear masks during their visit to the theme park in August 2020. According to multiple reports.
Troy McCoy, 40, was convicted of serious assault, simple assault, disorderly conduct and reckless endangering others. Inquirer. His girlfriend, 32-year-old Shakerra Bonds, was convicted of simple assault and disorderly conduct.
On August 9, 2020, a teenager working on Sesame Street told the Bronx couple that they must wear masks when visiting Langhorne theme park to prevent coronavirus. The teenager had a broken jaw and damaged teeth, according to the police, and was hospitalized for 7 days.
According to the “Inquirer” report, the teenager testified in court that McCoy “pushed him” from behind while arguing with Bonds. According to reports, in her testimony, Bonds admitted that he had hit the teenager in the face before McCoy’s punch knocked him to the ground.
After the attack, McCoy and Bonds fled the security and drove their car away from the park. The police said they were able to identify the couple within 24 hours through surveillance video, transaction records and vehicle registration. According to the police, ten days after the attack, the US marshals shut McCoy at home and detained him. Bonds came forward.
According to reports, US President Wallace Bateman revoked McCoy’s bail on Friday and ordered Bonds’ bail to be increased to 10% of $25,000. NBC10According to the interviewer, they will be sentenced in early October.