Hoboken NJ police arrested a Ridgefield NJ man after he allegedly sucker punched and beat a man in Hoboken, New Jersey.
According to police, 30-year-old Sean A. Lozano was enraged that he was snubbed by a woman at a bar. A visibly upset Mr. Lozano allegedly attacked the woman’s boyfriend.
The woman told police that the assault occurred after she ignored Mr. Lozano’s attempts to speak to her at a bar on Washington and Second streets. When the woman and her boyfriend left the bar just before midnight, Mr. Lozano allegedly snuck up behind them and punched the man. The woman said that Mr. Lozano continued to punch and kick the man while he was on the ground.
Police said that the victim suffered cuts to his mouth and a bump and laceration on the back of his head. He was treated at the scene before being taken to the Hoboken University Medical Center for further treatment.
After police arrested Mr. Lozano, he claimed that he had acted in self-defense.
Mr. Lozano was charged with aggravated assault.
In New Jersey, aggravated assault is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). According to the statute, a person is guilty of third degree aggravated assault if he purposely or knowingly causes significant bodily injury. If Mr. Lozano is convicted of third degree aggravated assault, he could be sentenced to as many as five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Ridgefield Man Charged in Bloody Assault After Woman Ignores Him at Hoboken Bar, Cops Told.”