New York City police officers are looking for a man who was caught on video throwing water at two traffic enforcement agents. The NYPD Crime Stoppers Program released surveillance video Tuesday night of the man walking up to the traffic agents in Queens with a large bottle of water in one hand and a cellphone in the other.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information about the man. Last week's incident follows a string of others in which people are seen on video dousing police officers with water around the city.
The incidents have caught the attention of officials from President Trump to New York state lawmakers. Mr. Trump said Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is running to be the Democratic nominee for president, should "stand up" for the NYPD.
On Wednesday, two state assemblymen proposed legislation that would make dousing police officers with water a felony, CBS station WCBS-TV reports. People convicted of the crime could be punished with a sentence ranging between one and four years in prison.