Larchmont Crossing Guard Assaulted by Two Men During School Dismissal
17 May, 2012
By Polly Kreisman
LARCHMONT — A Larchmont School crossing guard working at Murray Avenue Elementary School at the end of the school day was assaulted by two men who were angry about potentially being given a ticket.
Witnesses say the guard was standing at his usual post at Murray and Colonial Avenues in the moments after school dismissal, directing traffic for dozens of children and their caregivers who were walking home from school.
Witnesses say the men jumped out of a black Nissan Rogue SUV after the guard threatened to give the men, who failed to slow down through the crosswalk, a summons for ignoring his directions. He had reportedly told them if they didn’t slow down he would write them a ticket.
The men got out of their car, and according one witness threw food at him and “beat him to the ground.” They also reportedly hit him with their car.
One eyewitness described the perps as “two white men with big, muscular tatooed arms,” adding, “They hit him with their car and also punched him, knocking him to the ground.” One parent says she tried to calm the men down, but they fled, hitting the guard in the leg with the car as they did.
The crossing guard was taken to the hospital. theLoop contacted the Town of Mamaroneck Police but calls were not returned Thursday evening.
This crossing guard position was almost cut from the Town budget last year, and more recently, due to heavy traffic, the District was directed to limit crossing areas at this intersection.