HOMELESS MAN CONVICTED OF ASSAULT ON SECURITY GUARD

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe this week announced that Paul Rizzo (DOB 03/29/59), address unknown, was convicted after a jury trial of: one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class “D” Violent Felony and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class “D” Felony, relating to an assault on a supermarket security guard.

On August 10, 2012, at approximately 1:47 p.m., Rizzo used a baseball bat to attack the security officer at the Rockland Kosher Supermarket on Orchard Street in Monsey. The victim suffered injuries to his left arm during the violent assault. The defendant is facing a maximum of 3 ••• to seven years in state prison when sentenced on September 30, 2013.

Rizzo is a career criminal with three prior felony convictions. Assistant District Attorney Patrick Fischer and Senior Assistant District Richard K. Moran are prosecuted the case.