The New York Man charged with assaulting a Sesame Place employee earlier this month over face masks has been extradited to Bucks County.
Troy McCoy, 39, is accused of viciously assaulting the 17-year-old and giving him a broken jaw. The U.S. Marshals Service took McCoy into custody at his home in the Bronx last week.
McCoy was visiting Sesame Place with a group, including Shakeera Bonds, 31. Bonds lives with McCoy in the Bronx and is also facing charges.
The victim first encountered McCoy and Bonds at about 1 p.m. that afternoon, according to the Middletown Township Police Department. He reminded the park guests of Sesame Place’s requirement to wear masks while inside the park.
Authorities say this caused McCoy to become angry. He started yelling at the employee, who walked away to avoid escalating the situation.
But later the same afternoon, the employee encountered McCoy and Bonds again. The pair allegedly hopped out of line and approached the juvenile.
A criminal complaint states McCoy threatened to teach the victim a lesson. The victim told police Bonds got “nose to nose” with him. Despite the employee backing up, Bonds continued to approach him.
Bonds allegedly threw the first two punches. Then McCoy hit the victim in the back of the head, causing him to lose consciousness.
Witnesses described McCoy’s attack as a “sucker punch.” McCoy then allegedly kept striking the unconscious employee as he was on the ground.
When another nearby employee tried to intervene, she was attacked as well. Bonds allegedly punched her, leaving the female employee with a swollen face.
When the attack was over, the 17-year-old staff member was left with severe injuries. The blows had left him with a double jaw fracture on the left and right side.
He also suffered a broken front tooth and multiple cuts. Then the victim spent almost a full week in the hospital recovering after needing double jaw reconstruction surgery. His jaw is still wired shut as of last week.
District Judge John Kelly Jr. sent McCoy to Bucks County Correctional Facility on $500,000 bail. Bonds has her own preliminary hearing on September 24.