Police: Landscaper Punches UPS Driver, Faces Assault Charges

A landscaper working at a Haines Road residence was arrested Monday after he punched and broke the nose of a UPS driver after accusing him of coming up the driveway too quickly, Bedford police said.

Police responded to a 911 call from the driver, who locked himself inside his truck after the alleged assault. Upon their arrival, police interviewed the driver, who said the landscaper, Guido Enrique Morales-Acevedo, had yelled at him for driving too fast. He said he attempted to tell him he didn’t think he was speeding, but the landscaper began screaming profanities and punched him in the nose.

The driver suffered lacerations to his face and said he was in severe pain. He was taken to Northern Westchester Hospital where he learned his nose was broken.

Morales-Acevedo, 33, of Bedford, was charged with third degree assault with intent to physically injure. He was arraigned by Judge Erik Jacobsen and released on $500 bail pending a return to town court.
ByLisa Buchman