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24-year-old Jermaine Himmelstein was giving away free hugs in New York City. When a 22-year-old Candian woman and a tourist refused to give him money, Himmelstein punched her hard in the face.

According to the 22-year-old woman, after she took a picture with the man holding a sign saying "free hugs", he demanded money. Himmelstein asked the woman for money three times. Then he punched her in the face when she refused and pointed at the sign saying "free hugs".

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment for severe facial swelling.

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The New York Police Department said that the man offering free hugs in Times Square, is in jail after allegedly hitting the tourist from Canada.

Himmelstein has been charged with theft and fraudulent accosting. Himmelstein claimed that he gives free hugs to make people feel better.


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