A random street thug whacked an NYPD detective over the head with a plastic stick on Monday in a broad-daylight attack that took place as the officer was investigating another crime, according to police.
The uniformed cop was processing the scene of a robbery in Queens at around 11:50 a.m., when he was assaulted, the NYPD said.
Footage shared by the Detectives’ Endowment Association showed the cop standing outside the crime scene and taking notes near some broken glass — when a man holding two long white sticks crept up behind him.
The perp then whacked the officer, who crouched down while holding his head in pain.
Akeele Morgan, 25, of the Bronx, was arrested not far from the scene on 39th Avenue, near Prince Street in Flushing, police said.