( 4UMF NEWS ) Tourist And Homeless Man Fight With Crutches:
The Sunday incident was caught on video and posted to YouTube by Denis Godnenko. He describes the man on crutches as homeless, and the brawl goes on for more than minute without any police intervention — but with plenty of gawking from the crowd.
At one point, one of the men picked up a police barricade and swung it like a bat.
The altercation apparently started when the tourist snapped a photo of the man with crutches, Godnenko told the Daily News.
“That upset the homeless man and all of a sudden instead of using his crutches to stand he used them to beat on the other guy,” he said.
The tourist at one point grabbed a police barricade, and both men eventually end up armed with a crutch, striking each other until the metal apparatus falls apart.
The identity of both individuals was not immediately known and it was unclear if either man was arrested. The police showed up about five minutes after the altercation, Godnenko said.