Hoboken police ask for public’s help in identifying alleged brawler on day following SantaCon

HOBOKEN – The Hoboken Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly punched another man rendering him unconscious on Sunday morning, Dec. 20, the day following SantaCon 2015, police detective Jonathan Mecka said in an email.
The aggravated assault took place around 12:10 a.m. at 41 Hudson Place and police say they are searching for “a white male approximately 5’8 -5’10 wearing a dark colored suit with a long dark colored tie.”
According to officials, the alleged brawler was accompanied by another man with a similar description except wearing a bow tie, and two women. Hoboken Police are currently working with establishments in the area of the assault to identify the perpetrator. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Mecka at 201-420-2113 or Sgt. Edgardo Cruz at 201-420-2110.
“Ho Ho Hoboken SantaCon,” which took place the day before on Dec. 19, resulted in nine arrests and 60-70 summonses. Of the arrests, four were for disorderly conduct, two for aggravated assault, and three for driving while intoxicated.

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