Yonkers man arrested for punching out an F train rider in Jamaica Hills last month: NYPD

Cops arrested this Yonkers man, who allegedly punched an F train rider in a Jamaica Hills subway station in a random attack last month.
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A Westchester man was arrested on May 1 and booked at the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica for an unprovoked attack on an F train rider at the 169th Street subway station in Jamaica Hills last month.

Devon Pennant, 27, whose last known address was at the Croton Heights apartments on Ashburton Avenue in Yonkers, was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on May 2 on a complaint charging him with assault and harassment for an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of Friday, Apr. 12.

Police from the 107th Precinct in Fresh Meadows and Transit District 20 reported that a 37-year-old man was standing on the northbound platform at around 3:30 a.m., when Pennant allegedly began to argue with him. The verbal dispute escalated into violence when Pennant punched the victim multiple times in his face, causing him to sustain redness and swelling to his face, as well as bleeding in his mouth, according to the criminal complaint.

The victim told police that the random attack left him in substantial pain, and he refused medical attention at the crime scene.

Pennant fled the scene on Hillside Avenue and was spotted at 4 p.m. on May 1 in the confines of the 103rd Precinct and taken into custody. His next court date is scheduled for July 1, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.