An off-duty city firefighter was punched in the head after stepping in to stop a group of teens from harassing a couple on the Upper East Side, according to police and sources.
The 38-year-old man was walking on East 86th Street at about 7:20 p.m. Saturday when he spotted a few teens bothering a couple on the sidewalk, police said.
“Leave them alone,” the man told the teens, cops said.
One of the teens then punched firefighter in the back of the head and stomped on him when he fell, according to police.
The firefighter was treated for minor injuries at Cornell hospital, according to police and sources.