WNBC's Jay DeDapper Attacked in De West Village!

2008_01_dedapper.jpgOur favorite bespectacled WNBC political reporter was beaten and robbed in the West Village last night! Naturally, WNBC has the scoop. Apparently Jay DeDapper, who had finished reporting on the Democratic debate for the 11PM newscast, stopped at a pizzeria on his way home.

After he left the restaurant, three people jumped him, hitting him on the head and kicking him, according to authorities.

DeDapper fought back, and the attackers eventually fled. The attackers didn't have any weapons, police said.

DeDapper was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital, where he was treated and released.

It's unclear where the attack took place, but the police arrested two teens, 18-year-old Raul Ramirez of Forest Hills and 17-year-old Francisco Gonzalez of Manhattan (the third attacker is at large).

Two weeks ago, a transit worker was jumped and stabbed by muggers; he defended himself, but the ensuing melee left a bystander dead.

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