Suspect arrested in attack on mom pushing stroller at NYC park

Posted at 2:50 PM, Oct 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-07 16:07:46-04
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Police caught Oscar Ruiz, 35 in Englewood, NJ after a tip was called in saying he attacked MaryJane Jarman, 33 with a broken bottle.

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Police have arrested a man who allegedly attacked a woman pushing a baby stroller in Fort Tryon Park.

According to authorities, Oscar Ruiz, 35, was busted in Englewood, N.J. Sunday night after a tip was called in saying he attacked a woman with a broken bottle.

Mary Jane Jarman, 33, was walking with her baby on West 190th Street near Riverside Drive when she was allegedly attacked by Ruiz, who is homeless.

Cops said Ruiz had been linked to the attack from a fingerprint found at the scene. He was also identified by detectives from a surveillance video at a homeless shelter.

Jarman, who was pushing her 8-month old baby in a stroller, was attacked by the suspect on Sept. 27.

Police say say Ruiz grabbed Jarman in a bear hug. In response, the victim struck Ruiz several times with an air pump, leaving a gash in the suspect’s head.

The stroller was knocked over during the altercation but the baby was not hurt.

Before police arrived, the suspect fled the scene, leaving his hat and sunglasses behind.

Jarman was not seriously injured and refused medical attention.