Two men beat up a Brooklyn homeowner over shared driveway using a wooden bat and their fists, then taunted the victim’s pregnant wife when she recorded the attack on her phone, police said.
The 39-year-old victim was walking along East 15th Street near Kings Highway at 7.20am on Monday when two men attacked him in front of a car service shop not far from his Midwood home.
Two attackers are seen holding the victim on the ground while one man – wearing a black hoodie, black skinny jeans and black boots – repeatedly kicks him in the head.
The victim and his wife asked to remain anonymous.
The wife recorded one attacker walking away and when she puts the camera back on her husband the other attacker – wearing a black hoodie, black shorts, sneakers and a cap – tries to continue the fight.
Two men beat up a Brooklyn homeowner over shared driveway using a wooden bat and their fists, then taunted the victim’s pregnant wife when she recorded the attack on her phone, police said
The 39-year-old victim was walking along East 15th Street near Kings Highway at 7.20am on Monday when two men attacked him in front of a car service shop
One attacker had a baseball bat but before he’s able to take a swing the victim picked his phone up off the sidewalk and ran away
The perpetrator ran in the opposite direction while hiding the bat inside of his sweatshirt
He has a baseball bat but before he’s able to take a swing the victim picks his phone up off the sidewalk and runs away, escaping serious injury.
The perpetrator ran in the opposite direction while hiding the bat inside of his sweatshirt. Cops have been unable to track the attackers down, and have offered a $3,500 reward for information that leads to their capture.
The victim was attacked on August 17 ‘over a shared parking spot,’ his wife told NY Daily News.
‘I own a house in Brighton Beach. We share a driveway. I own 75 per cent and they (the next-door neighbors) own 25 per cent,’ she added.
The Brooklyn attack is just the latest in a string of crime throughout New York amid a growing crime wave in the Big Apple, with more and more assaults happening in broad daylight
The victim’s wife said the neighbors first threatened the couple and their tenant after she and her husband ‘asked nicely’ to share the driveway.
‘He threatens to burn the house down,’ she told NY Daily News.
The victim said he recognized one of the attackers as his Brighton Beach neighbor after he pulled down his mask.
The victim recalled of the incident: ‘One hit me from behind with a baseball bat. The other kicked and beat me.’
When his wife pulled out her phone to record the assault, their neighbor taunted her and said: ‘Take the picture.’
According to NY Daily News the victim suffered bruises on his body and cuts to his back, knees and elbows. Medics treated him at the scene.
‘They were waiting for him,’ the victim’s wife said. ‘I don’t know how they found us.’
The victim rents the Brooklyn property with his wife, who is nine months pregnant. He’s a stay-at-home dad to a toddler daughter and his wife works as a manager for a trucking company, as reported by NY Daily News.
The couple is now terrified to leave their home. ‘How do they (the cops) not know who he is?’ the victim asked.
He added: ‘We’re afraid to go outside. We’re afraid to shop or work.’
The wife said she feels crippled by paranoia since the attack.
Police say the incident occurred at approximately 5.22pm Saturday in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood
‘When I went to Chinatown in Brooklyn Saturday, someone opened my bag and took my wallet. I don’t know if someone is following me 24 hours a day. I’m terrified,’ she said. ‘I’m losing my mind.’
NYPD Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,500 reward for information leading to the suspects’ arrests.
The Brooklyn attack is just the latest in a string of crime throughout New York amid a growing crime wave in the Big Apple, with more and more assaults happening in broad daylight.
According to NYPD data, felony assaults are up 5.2 per cent from last year, as of August 22, with misdemeanor assaults up 2.4 per cent.
Murders have decreased, from 291 reported during the same time frame in 2020 to 287 reported thus far in 2021.
There have also been 7.1 per cent more shooting incidents, with 4.4 per cent more victims.
Grand larcenies have also increased 1.6 per cent, with grand larcenies from automobiles reaching an increase of 19.3 per cent.
Rapes have increased 6.1 per cent and hate crimes have nearly doubled.
On Saturday chilling surveillance footage showed a knife-wielding man stabbing a 25-year-old on a Brooklyn sidewalk.
The victim was holding a pizza box and chatting with another individual when the suspect, who appeared to be passing with a group of friends, casually walked over and began stabbing him repeatedly.
Also on Saturday, a man bludgeoned a subway passenger with a hammer, purportedly for looking at him ‘the wrong way’.
The attack took place at the Union Square station around 9pm.
The suspect, since identified as Jamar Newton, 41, allegedly struck the 44-year-old victim in the back of the head after an argument, causing him to fall onto the tracks.
The victim was transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he required seven stitches to close his head wound. He was listed in stable condition.
Newton was arrested at around 6pm Sunday when officers spotted him running away from an 18-year-old boy in the 125th Street subway station in Harlem. He was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and robbery.
Police say surveillance footage showed Jamar Newton, 41, twirling an object – believed to be a hammer – in his hand as he walked over to a man off-screen on the other side of the platform. He bludgeoned the subway passenger, purportedly for looking at him ‘the wrong way’
Newton was later seen calmly leaving the Union Square Station. He was arrested less than 24 hours in Harlem
Last Friday morning a woman was beaten with a metal pole while waiting for the G train.
And earlier in the month another man was randomly attacked by an alleged Iraq War veteran swinging a hatchet outside of the Chase Bank in Lower Manhattan.
The suspect struck the 50-year-old victim three times in the head and once in the leg.
The victim was left bleeding on the sidewalk until paramedics were able to bandage his head and transport him to an nearby hospital where he underwent two surgeries. The man is now in stable condition.
His attacker – believed to be Aaron Garcia, 37, of Yonkers – was arrested after allegedly going through a rampage around town. He was charged with attempted murder and assault.