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Police: Landscaper Punches UPS Driver, Faces Assault Charges

A self-employed Bedford Hills man was charged with assault.

The information below was provided by Bedford police and does not indicate a conviction.

A landscaper working at a Haines Road residence was arrested Monday after he punched and broke the nose of a UPS driver after accusing him of coming up the driveway too quickly, Bedford police said.

Police responded to a 911 call from the driver, who locked himself inside his truck after the alleged assault. Upon their arrival, police interviewed the driver, who said the landscaper, Guido Enrique Morales-Acevedo, had yelled at him for driving too fast. He said he attempted to tell him he didn't think he was speeding, but the landscaper began screaming profanities and punched him in the nose.

The driver suffered lacerations to his face and said he was in severe pain. He was taken to Northern Westchester Hospital where he learned his nose was broken.

Morales-Acevedo, 33, of Bedford, was charged with third degree assault with intent to physically injure. He was arraigned by Judge Erik Jacobsen and released on $500 bail pending a return to town court.

Portia Torte October 10, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Calling people racist all the time is not productive. If millions of white blonde haired blue eyed Swedes moved in to our country illegally, taxing resources, getting paid cash and not paying taxes (oh, sorry aside from sales tax - hah, big deal), and sometimes committing crimes - what would you guys who call everyone a racist who merely questions a situation involving a foreign born person or person of foreign heritage say then? I know the road where this happened and the UPS guy there is white - maybe the contractor is racist!
D.S. October 10, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Portia I know the driver well and he is white ( actually my husband knows him well) I agree with you whole heartedly....If a black person commits a crime you don't go looking for a white guy. If a white guy commits a crime you don't go looking for a black guy. If a man commits a crime you don't go looking for a woman....I wonder what half of these people that want to allow illegals the right to stay here would say if the influx of illegals were lets say.....were Al Qaeda...oh but they were the law abiding kind.....How about millions and millions of illegal Iranians.....or Millions and millions of people from Iraq?.....It's a shame that the American hispanics are all for the illegals that are here even though they are breaking our laws....I wonder how many of them would be fighting for the other nationalities I mentioned if they were here illegally taking jobs from Americans
karen October 10, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Make a living?? Those who are in the trades that are CITIZENS of this country have lost much of their work to people who are "...trying to make a living..." What about those they have undercut because they don't pay taxes, or insurance, etc??? They can't make a living anymore because of these people. And racist I am not - just part of society who can't make ends meet because of this. I have every right to want them gone so I can feed my family and pay my bills.
Elizabeth R Baecher October 14, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Why all this chatter about racism, Arizona & etc.? Someone was punched out and there should be penalties. Period.
JumpinJohn October 15, 2012 at 12:06 PM
go take a nap-you are 4 days late

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