NYC Couple Sentenced for Mask Related Assault on Sesame Place Employee
The New York city couple convicted for attacking a Sesame Place employee in the summer of 2020 were sentenced to prison on Monday
Troy McCoy, 40, of Bronx, N.Y., who was found guilty of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and related counts and Shakerra Bonds, 32, also from Bronx, N.Y., was found guilty of simple assault and disorderly conduct, this summer.
Bucks County President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr. yesterday sentenced McCoy to five to 10 years in state prison and his girlfriend, was sentenced to four to 23 months in Bucks County Correctional Facility.
The assault happened on Aug. 9, 2020, after the teen spotted McCoy waiting in line for a ride and asked him to wear his mask, which was the policy at the theme park at the time. McCoy became irate and began yelling at him and the teen walked away to avoid a confrontation.
Hours later, the employee encountered McCoy, who was with Bonds, at another ride. McCoy got off that ride and threatened to teach the employee a lesson.
During the confrontation, both McCoy and Bonds struck the employee in the face, knocking him to the ground. While on the ground, the teen lost consciousness and McCoy continued to strike him.
The teen employee suffered a fractured jaw as a result of the attack.
Several witnesses described the attack on the teen as a “sucker punch.”
The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Alan J. Garabedian and was investigated by detectives with the Middletown Township Police Department and the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.