Luis Villot is accused of attacking an NYPD traffic agent.


Man Attacked Traffic Agent Who Gave Him Ticket In East Harlem, Police Say

March 08, 2018 - 7:31 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police on Thursday were searching for a man who allegedly attacked an NYPD traffic agent in East Harlem this week.

Around 8:30 a.m. Monday in front of a Post Office at 153 E. 110th St., the victim – a 57-year-old female traffic agent who was on duty and in uniform – was giving a white 2006 Chevrolet Impala a ticket for double parking, police said.

The suspect asked her why she was issuing the ticket and punched her in the face, police said.

The suspect fled in the vehicle, while the victim suffered substantial swelling and pain to her face, police said. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment, police said.

Police have identified the suspect as Luis Villot, 45. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds, and he was last seen wearing a black winter jacket with a fur collar with “LEGEND” printed on the back, police said. 

He is known to drive a 2006 white Chevrolet Impala, but is not the registrant of the vehicle, police said.

Police have released a photo of Villot from a May 7, 2017 arrest for criminal sale of a controlled substance in the 9th Precinct. Police have also released surveillance video from shortly before the traffic agent was attacked.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.