A 28-year-old man was allegedly pushed off the roof of a Rye home this morning, falling approximately 14 feet and suffering a concussion and a laceration
to his head that required stitches and staples to close.
Lt. Joseph Verille said the man, a resident of Ossining, who also suffered abrasions to his shoulders and back, fell more than 11 feet before landing on his head on a slate stairway in the front of the home at 85 Crescent Avenue, which is under construction. He fell another three feet to the ground. He was treated and released from Sound Shore Medical Center.
Carlos E. Salazar, a 22-year-old from Ossining, was charged with first-degree assault, a Class B felony, and taken to Westchester County Jail.
Police said the men, construction workers and neighbors, were arguing over gas money at about 10:15 a.m., when the alleged assault took place. The victim said he turned his back on Salazar before he was pushed.