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Homeless creep who punched Steve Buscemi also assaulted NYU student headed to final exam

The 22-year-old man who was slugged within the face by the identical creep who socked actor Steve Buscemi is a New York University student who was on his method to take a final exam when the mindless assault occurred, he instructed The Post. 

“I was drinking iced coffee and he just walked up to me and was like, ‘What’s up?’ and then punched me in the face,” recalled the “shocked” sufferer, who spoke on the situation of anonymity.

“I was like, damn, I did not expect that to happen to me – especially in the middle of the day. It was also just really annoying because of the timing of it.”

Clifton Williams in Manhattan arraignment court
Clifton Williams was arrested for randomly punching actor Steve Buscemi in addition to a 22-year-old NYU student in Kips Bay on May 8. Robert Mecea

Clifton Williams – a deranged homeless man with a protracted rap sheet – is accused of punching the soon-to-be graduate whereas strolling between fifteenth and sixteenth streets on Third Avenue round 11:30 a.m. on May 8. 

Ten minutes later and 11 blocks north, Williams, 50, allegedly unleashed his fist once more on the “Boardwalk Empire” star. 

Despite the “painful” slug to his left cheek – which swelled within the following days – the enterprise main opted to keep the course and take his accounting exam. 

close-up image of Steve Buscemi
Actor Steve Buscemi was slugged within the face whereas strolling in Kips Bay simply earlier than midday on May 8. Getty Images
Screenshot of surveillance footage shows Clifton Williams walking on the street on the day he randomly attacked Steve Buscemi and a 22-year-old NYU student
Clifton Williams, 50, was cuffed for the random punchings of Buscemi and the 22-year-old NYU student. Obtained by the NY Post

“It was definitely a little harder to focus though,” he lamented, including that he reported the incident to the thirteenth Precinct following his exam. 

“I think I did fine – I think I did average or maybe a little bit higher,” he mentioned.

When a pal despatched him a information report in regards to the assault on Buscemi, 66, which included a photograph of Williams, “I don’t want to say it was, like, funny, almost, but it was just very coincidental. Like, what are the chances?” he recalled considering.

“I was also thinking that it’s nice to have a photo of this dude, the attacker, and it being out there on the news. I felt like it would be easier for him to be identified and caught.”

image of the intersection at East 16th Street and Third Avenue
“I was like, damn, I did not expect that to happen to me — especially in the middle of the day,” the sufferer instructed The Post. Google

Williams was slapped with a felony rely of second-degree assault as a result of Buscemi is over 65, in addition to misdemeanor assault, on May 18.

He was despatched to Rikers on $50,000 money bail.

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