By Geoffrey Croft
Police arrested a 26-year-old Bronx man wanted in the brutal attack of a jogger in Central park on Monday night.
Police say Forest Richardson, of East 158th Street, grabbed the 27-year-old woman who was wearing headphones from behind at the park's East Drive and East 107th Street about 9:40 p.m. He dragged her into the bushes.
“Don’t scream or I will cut your throat,” the attacker said according to police
Thr attacker searched her pockets and took her cell phone.
He unzipped her sweater and lifted her shirt above her head blocking her view and fondled her.
He also took down her trousers and tried to rape her. After an unsuccessful attempt he got up and walked away but returned seconds later and kicked the victim in the head.
The victim sustained bruises to her face.
When the victim realized her phone was gone she ran to 110th Street and Lenox Avenue where she sought help from two cops manning a command post at the park's entrance.
Police traced the phone using the I-Phone app.
Richardson was arrested this morning at 2:00am. He was charged with attempted rape, robbery, sex abuse, assault and criminal possession of stolen property.