Four of the freed cop beaters, who were seen on video pummeling NYPD cops outside a Times Square shelter, have taken off for California. According to police sources, they used fake names to get the tickets.
The men went Thursday to a Catholic church, where they gave officials phony names and concocted a story about needing help to get to the Golden State, the sources said.
The Church didn’t check very well – no vetting from them.
The tickets were given to the men, and they left. As of Thursday night, their exact whereabouts were unknown.
“Can they leave? Yes,” a source told the Daily News on Thursday. “If they miss their next court date, then there will be a warrant. “If” they miss it?
The Saturday attack happened when cops tried to break up a disorderly group outside the Candler Building on W. 42nd St. near Seventh Ave., surveillance video released by the NYPD shows.
When two cops tried to put a man in a yellow jacket, identified as Yohenry Brito, under arrest, they were suddenly attacked by a mob, including people here illegally.
The police were badly bruised, and their faces scratched. The criminals were released quickly without bail.
Watch the criminals, some here illegally.
— Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (@RepDesposito) January 31, 2024