New York City Man Accused of Sucker Punching Stranger Who Was Released Without Bail Back in Custody

August 19, 2022

A man was released from jail without bail after allegedly sucker punching a stranger on a New York City street. After the attack, the victim suffered a fractured skull and brain hemorrhage. Bui Van Phu, 55, was initially charged with attempted murder. Despite the video that showed the attack, prosecutors reduced the charge to the third-degree assault, which is a misdemeanor. Phu is also a registered sex offender on lifetime parole for a 1995 sexual assault.