Two New Rochelle residents were charged in connection with the assault of an elderly crossing guard at Murray Avenue School in Larchmont May 17, said Lt. Robert Koziak, spokesman for the Town of Mamaroneck Police Department.
Anthony Vaccaro, 37, of New Rochelle has been charged with obstructing governmental administration and leaving the scene of an accident with injury, both misdemeanors.
Lucian Cappello, 32, of New Rochelle was charged with obstructing governmental administration and third-degree assault, both misdemeanors.
The 66-year-old crossing guard was stationed at his post on Murray and Colonial Avenues at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, when Vaccaro and Cappello approached him in a black Nissan Rogue. A verbal dispute occurred over an unknown matter, and the guard was struck in the chest by Cappello.Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories just like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Fast signup here.
Both men fled in the Rogue, with Vaccaro, the driver of the vehicle, striking the guard's right leg with the car.
Both men are being held in police custody pending arraignment in Town of Mamaroneck court, said Koziak.