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New Jersey Man Beat Up While Celebrating Anniversary In Times Square

June 01, 2018 - 7:19 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A couple from New Jersey came into the city to celebrate their 10th anniversary. They caught a Broadway show, took a walk around Times Square, and everything was going great -- until suddenly it wasn't.

Jeremy Goldberg and his wife Paola had just seen Dear Evan Hansen, when Jeremy says their anniversary celebration took a stunning turn. A man around 6'5" who seemed to come out of nowhere spit in his wife's face and then slugged him repeatedly in the head.

There were plenty of witnesses, but nobody intervened.

Jeremy called for better security in the Times Square area after the seemingly random attack.

"This can't keep happening, can't have somebody beat people up on the street and then get away," he said.

The suspect didn't get away for long. Cops picked up 40-year-old Derrick Boyce. He's been arrested at least a dozen times before.