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New York Couple Going To Trial in Sesame Place Mask Attack

Shakerra Bonds

Troy McCoy

by Alex Lloyd Gross

You may remember reading about Troy McCoy and Shakerra Bonds who were arrested fora vicious assault at a Bucks County Amusement Park.  When the original story broke,  we were were only told a bit of about the incident. Now, we learned so much more from court documents.

Troy McCoy sucker punched the 17 year old employee , knocking him out. This was hours after the initial  rebuke about not wearing a mask.. This happened at another ride and after the employee spoke to McCoy about wearing a mask. He  was blindsided by  McCoy who threw a sucker punch,  and then the  Bronx tough guy  put him in a headlock after he lost consciousness.  The employee was powerless to defend himself against the attack he did not see coming.  To make matters worse, when another employee intervened,  Bonds hit that employee in the face with her elbow.



McCoy is still in jail under $500,00 bail. He is not getting out anytime soon. He appeared at his preliminary hearing before District Justice John J. Kelly. He appeared via video link. Bonds appeared in person. Today, October 15, 2020, Judge Kelly found that there was enough evidence to send the case to Doylestown for a trial. That trial date has not yet been set.  The two were arrested. McCoy hid from the US Marshals when they raided his residence.


Alex Lloyd Gross
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2 Responses “New York Couple Going To Trial in Sesame Place Mask Attack”

  1. B . Leader
    October 15, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Lock them up for a long time
    Savage anamals.

  2. NC Mom
    October 16, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Of course McCoy hid from the US marshall’s when they arrested him. He clearly survived the arrest. Why would anyone think it is ok to punch anyone? Or to punch anyone for telling you to wear a mask when that person is only doing their job as an employee of a business that you are patronizing and those are the rules? Especially when there are other adults and children present! What a terrible example of how you treat other people yet a great example for the kids of what happens (arrest, jail) when you assault people. The behavior of McCoy and Bonds is just unacceptable; on the level of bullies and animals

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