Teen Charged with Kicking Mom Holding Baby
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BRONX, NEW YORK, JANUARY 22- District Attorney Robert Johnson announces that 18-year-old Alonzo Brown, accused of taking a “flying drop kick” at a mother and baby in order to steal her cell phone, has been arraigned on robbery and other charges for the November 28, 2014 incident on East Tremont near Bronx Park Avenue.
Odilia Orozco had her three-month-old son strapped to her chest as she was walking down the street with her cell phone in hand. Walking in the opposite direction, Brown is accused of going past, then turning around and running after the woman, kicking her in her back and knocking her to the sidewalk, baby and all. He then allegedly grabbed the mom’s phone and ran.
During Brown’s Supreme Court Arraignment, Justice George Villegas referred to the incident as a “flying drop kick” – and granted the Bronx D.A.’s request for an increase in bail, to $50,000 cash/$50,000 bond.
The entire incident was caught on surveillance video.
ALONZO BROWN is charged with:
Robbery in the second degree (C-level Felony)
Robbery in the third degree (D-level Felony)
Grand Larceny in the fourth degree (E-level Felony)
Endangering the welfare of a child (A-level Misdemeanor)
Reckless endangerment in the first degree
If convicted of the charges, Brown could face three-and-a-half to 15 years behind bars. The case has been adjourned until April 14, 2015 in Part 77.
The charges contained in the indictment are allegations; the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.