An aggressive, mentally unstable panhandler harassed an elderly woman in Washington Heights on Tuesday and attacked two cops who tried to take him into custody, police said.
The suspect followed and harangued an 82-year-old woman in a wheelchair on W. 181st St. just before noon, cops said.
The octogenarian and her aide, 55, tried to ditch the 23-year-old man in a Rainbow clothing store, but he was relentless, police said.
When cops arrived, the man tried to grab one officer’s gun and chomped down on his neck, authorities said.
Another cop broke his arm and injured his shoulder in the scuffle with the scrounger, police said.