Weapon in Alleged Subway Assault: Snickers Bar

Attacker randomly shoved candy in stranger's mouth, punched him: cops
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2015 11:31 AM CST
A Snickers bar isn't usually what one thinks of as a weapon in an assault.   (PRNewsFoto/Mars Chocolate North America)
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(Newser) – "It was so out of the blue," the alleged victim of a very strange assault tells the Gothamist. "All of a sudden he shoved it into my face, and in my mouth. It was kind of a face punch of sorts, but with a candy bar." The speaker is Brooklyn artist Ian Sklarsky—currently nursing a black eye, bruised nose, and split lips, and the assault weapon is a Snickers bar—apparently randomly shoved in Sklarsky's piehole as he waited for the Q train after midnight Tuesday. Sklarsky says he asked his attacker what was wrong with him, per the AP, and the man returned and repeatedly punched him in the face. Police have arrested fellow Brooklynite Eliexer Reyes, 35, and charged him with assault and disorderly conduct. Reyes has twice been arrested for punching other people, notes the Gothamist. He's jailed on $500 bail. (Read more Snickers stories.)

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