The Asbury Park Press reports David Ivins was at the Belmar Police Department Wednesday night picking up a bicycle that had been donated to him when he became stricken. Police rushed him to the hospital; his condition wasn't available.
Ivins, who has battled alcoholism, said he hoped to use his fresh start to stop drinking.
The 50-year-old has received donations and support from an outraged community after the videotape showed a young man punching and kicking Ivins in the face, bloodying his nose, before telling him, "Merry Christmas."
Twenty-year-old Taylor Giresi faces charges including aggravated assault.
The 17-year-old cameraman has been released to his parents.
Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com