A couple in New York was horrified when a masked thug followed them home and robbed them at knifepoint before attacking the husband and causing severe stab wounds. Now, the story has gone viral after surveillance video camera footage shows the fed-up wife take action and give the punk a brutal surprise that he never expected.
According to local news source ABC7, the horrific robbery took place on November 2, 2017, inside a residential building in the vicinity of East 175th Street and Crotona Avenue in Crotona Park. Police said that the suspect waited for the couple, a 52-year-old man and his 49-year-old wife, to enter their apartment building before he brandished a large knife and forced them to the end of the hallway.
According to CBS New York, the thug forcibly took the woman’s purse and was instantly caught up in a struggle with the husband who wanted to protect his wife and property. The robber slashed the man on his right arm and hand several times as the fight continued.
According to video footage from the surveillance camera, this is when the wife had enough and took action with the only thing available to her — a broom. The attacker was instantly blindsided with a barrage of blows to the head and upper body.
The wife, who was delivering the thug’s punishment, appears to be swinging as if her husband’s life depended on it. In reality, it probably did. Watch as the pissed off woman goes full momma bear on the punk.
Brazen robberies like this one are becoming more and more prevalent as the thug mentality continues to grow like a cancer in our society. The sad reality is that many Americans find themselves in horrific situations where they are forced to either fight off an attacker or kill one just to survive. I’d choose a firearm over hand-to-hand combat any day.
Police said that the attacker fled the scene and was able to take $1,200.00 and a phone. Although this couple lost a considerable amount of money and a phone, at least they were both alive.
The victims were reportedly treated for their injuries at St. Barnabas Hospital and then released. The suspect who is still at large is described by police as a dark-skinned male; last seen wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, a dark long-sleeved shirt, and light colored pants.
As I watched the video footage from the surveillance camera my blood boiled. Many times, stories like this end with the death of a victim for money or property. Hopefully, it won’t be long before the police find this thug and put him behind bars.
Every week, innocent people are robbed or murdered in our country because they don’t have a way to defend themselves. Luckily, this time, the woman refused to just stand by and watch her husband being attacked by a violent thug with a knife. Not many people would have the guts to do what she did. Perhaps this brave couple might think about keeping a firearm on them as they walk the dangerous streets of New York.