A crew of ghoulish bullies broke into a bizarre Halloween dance in front of an elderly television director on his way to work at 30 Rock, then pummeled the senior when he tried to walk around them, police said.
John Sullivan, 72, had just gotten off a train on Sixth Ave. near W. 43rd St. about 2:20 a.m. Monday when nine people in their early 20s suddenly blocked his path.
“They were circling around me and they were pointing their fingers in my face. They’re dancing and all of a sudden they’re punching me. They beat the crap out of me,” Sullivan, a technical director for Plaza Productions, an NBCUniveral affiliate, told the Daily News.
The group made strange “boo” noises as if they were ghosts, Sullivan recalled.
“The first guy shoved me, then they just started punching,” the New Jersey native said. “It went in for about 30 seconds. I didn’t go down. I fought back.”
Sullivan, who decades ago served in the Army Special Forces, tried to block their blows with his briefcase, “but they hit me pretty good,” he said.
“I’m like, ‘What are you doing? What’s going on here?’ and they didn’t even answer,” he said.