Screen legend Harvey Keitel’s 13-year-old son was attacked by a pair of teens who tried – and failed – to steal his bicycle in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday.
Police sources told multiple news outlets that the Pulp Fiction star’s youngest son was pedaling along Varick Street near Franklin Street in Tribeca at around 5.30pm when he was accosted by a pair of bullies, who demanded that he hand over his bike.
Roman and his assailants, whom he told police he was acquainted with, then got into an argument, which took a violent turn when the suspects allegedly punched the 13-year-old in the face and nose, breaking his glasses.
Harvey Keitel’s youngest son, 13-year-old Roman (pictured with his dad in 2016, left), was beaten up by two teens in Tribeca on Tuesday. Keitel, 79, has not commented on the incident
Mini tough guy: Police say the assailants accosted Roman (pictured with both his parents in 2016) and ordered him to hand over his bike to them, but he refused to comply
Heart of Manhattan: The incident took place at Varick and Franklin streets in Tribeca
The underage ruffians then took off on foot from the scene, having failed to steal Roman’s bike.
The scion of Hollywood’s renowned ‘tough guy’ actor was taken to a local hospital to be treated for scratches and bruises, and then released home, according to Page Six.
Roman and his mother, Harvey’s Canadian-born wife Daphna Kastner, later went to the police to report the attack. So far, no arrests have been made.
Harvey, 79, has two older children from past relationships: daughter Stella, 32, whom he had with actress Lorraine Bracco, and 17-year-old son Hudson, whom he fathered with ex-girlfriend Lisa Karamzin.
Harvey married Kastner, 57, in 2001 and welcomed Roman in 2004.
Roman (pictured at an event in Paris in 2015) was punched in the face and suffered scratches and bruises. His attackers, whom he knew, fled empty-handed
The Brooklyn-born performer has starred in dozens of films over the course of his prolific 50-year career, including in Quentin Tarantino’s cult classics Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.
In the 1970s, he made a name for himself acting opposite Robert De Niro in Mean Streets and Taxi Driver.
Most recently, he voiced the character of Gondo in Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, which came out earlier this year.
He also appeared in Anderson’s 2012 coming-of-age film Moonrise Kingdom, where his son Roman also had a small part.
Harvey’s IMDB page indicates that the Academy Award- and Emmy-nominated screen veteran has a half-dozen projects in the works, including the film The Irishman, which is scheduled to be released on Netflix next year.
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