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Man Wanted by NYPD After Spraying Mace-Like Substance on Man and 2-Year-Old in Bushwick

Screenshot of video released by NYPD.

Nov. 29, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

Police are looking for a man who allegedly sprayed a mace-like substance on a father and his 2-year-old daughter in Bushwick.

The incident happened on Oct. 6 at around 8:40 a.m., when Jesus Centeno, the 42-year-old suspect from Brooklyn, approached a 25-year-old man carrying his daughter and sprayed both of them in the face with the substance in front of the McDonald’s on 700 Broadway, police said.

Centeno then fled the scene toward Flushing Avenue, according to police.

Both the 25-year-old man and his daughter were taken by ambulance to Woodhull Hospital, where they were treated for irritation to the skin, caused by the mace-like spray, an NYPD spokesperson said.

Photo of Jesus Centeno released by NYPD.

Centeno is described as Hispanic, 5’7”, and weighing 160 pounds by the NYPD. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and black shorts in surveillance video released by the police.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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