By Christina Carrega
A manspreading teenager was charged by cops on Wednesday for allegedly punching another straphanger who asked him to close his legs.
As a 59-year-old man sat on a Manhattan-bound M train on Oct. 31, Joseph Chamorro boarded at the Northern Boulevard station and sat next to the older rider.
Chamorro, 18, “made incidental physical contact” with the straphanger, police said.
When the man asked the Ridgewood teen to move his legs, he was punched in the face. The assault was so vicious, it caused the man to suffer a cut to his nose and his glasses to break, police said.
Before Chamorro got off the train at the Queens Plaza station, the injured rider snapped a picture of his assailant, who smiled, according to the photograph released by the police.
Chamorro received a desk appearance ticket for the assault charge and is expected to be arraigned on Jan. 14, a spokeswoman for the Queens District Attorney’s Office said.
The victim refused medical attention.