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Car Horn Leads to Bayonne Man Striking Passenger with Hammer, Police Say


BAYONNE, NJ – An intoxicated Bayonne man was charged with aggravated assault for hitting a man in the back with a hammer on Tuesday night, police said.

Nagy Bekhit, 35, of Lord Avenue, got into a verbal dispute at the stoplight on 1st Street and Broadway after a car beeped his horn as a bus allowed Bekhit to cross the street.

Believing the horn was directed at him, police said Bekhit “began yelling at the victim and the driver of the car.”

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Despite calls from the victim and the car’s driver that the horn was intended for the stopped bus, Bekhit took a hammer out of his bag and shattered the car’s rear driver’s side window, the police report said.

When the two men exited the car in an effort to protect themselves, Bekhit hit the car’s passenger in the back with the hammer. The duo was then able to subdue Bekhit on the ground and grab the hammer, according to police.

The victim suffered minor injuries, according to the report, however he refused medical attention.

Police arrested Bekhit at the scene and sent him to a local hospital for intoxication and minor injuries.

Bekhit was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and criminal mischief. He was released with a summons, according to police.  



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