Philadelphia Police have arrested the man who was caught on camera vandalizing a car and then threatening the victim, while the victim’s kids were in the car.
According to police, 26-year-old Cody Heron was arrested and charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault, four counts of Simple Assault, four counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, one count of Criminal Mischief, one count of Possession Instrument of Crime, two counts of Terroristic Threats, one count of Tampering with Recording, one count of Tampering with Evidence, one count of Disorderly Conduct- Fighting, and one count of Accidents- Damage.
Deputy Commissioner Frank Vanore broke the news yesterday morning in a social media post saying, “SIG & Major Crimes Detectives have made an arrest overnight in the assault/vandalism that occurred on Sunday in center city, involving the male on the motorcycle. Great tips from the public and some outstanding detective work.”
According to police, the attack occurred on Sunday night at 9:40 p.m. when the victim was stuck in the middle of a group of ATV and dirt bike riders in the area of City Hall.
In the video that has since gone viral on social media, the suspect is seen jumping on the victim’s car, smashing the rear windshield, then grabbing his gun and pointing it at the victim when she tried to confront him. Thankfully the victim was not injured.
Assistant District Attorney and Supervisor of the DAO’s Gun Violence Task Force, William Fritze reacted to the incident in a statement saying, ” “Thanks to the Philadelphia Police Department for quickly apprehending this dangerous suspect… Cody Heron, who was recklessly riding his motorcycle through the heavily populated streets of Center City Philadelphia while carrying a firearm, senselessly assaulted an innocent woman and her children who were simply going about their evening. Our Gun Violence Task Force fully intends to prosecute this dangerous individual to the fullest extent of the law.”
Interim Police Commissioner John Stanford also weighed in stating, “The criminal actions of this defendant left four victims traumatized. I’d like to thank the public for their tips which assisted our investigators in bringing the suspect into custody, as well as the District Attorney’s Office for their continued collaboration. I sincerely hope that these charges will send a strong message to anyone who thinks that this type of lawlessness is in any way acceptable in our city. “