CRIME CITY! Horror NYC video shows group of teens beating up 67-year-old man with hammer
The confrontation started when the teens were shooting a Nerf gun and the older man objected
According to video footage and the NYPD, a gang of youths, including one with a hammer, beat up a 67-year-old man following a fight that began on a Brooklyn bus. The scenes from the A B6 bus in East Flatbush shows one of the passengers ranting at the older guy while a lady attempts to keep them apart.
The person who recorded the video from inside the bus told news outlets that the confrontation started when the teens were shooting a Nerf gun and the older man objected.
In the video shot from inside the bus and posted on social media, a woman continually orders them to "get off the bus!" The elderly man starts walking away before turning around and returning to the door of the bus. One of the youngsters tosses something at the elderly man, who dashes off the bus only to be confronted by one of the youths, who is brandishing a hammer.
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The mob quickly surrounds the man, and they all take swings at him, including the youth with the hammer. “You’re gonna kill him!” a woman on the bus yells, as others cry in the background. As the old citizen rolls on the ground, one of the assailants kicks him from behind; the video ends there.
East Flatbush, Brooklyn: An argument on a bus continues outside and an elderly man gets jumped and hit over the head with a hammer. pic.twitter.com/37zgdF1C7w— Crime in NYC (@CrimeInNYC) December 16, 2021
The incident happened along Glenwood Road and Albany Avenue at around 2 pm on Monday, according to an NYPD official. According to authorities, the culprits are unknown and on the loose. The hammer hit caused a cut to the skull of the elder victim, who was apparently wearing a security uniform.
This is Madness. But Stats— Makeusaywhat6🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷 (@Makeusaywhat69) December 16, 2021
say Crime is down. Listen to the Ppl,forget the Stats.
It ain't safe. pic.twitter.com/yTWJ5jkZ16
How our elderly population continues being the victims of these crimes is sickening— Sc (@kamch4_) December 17, 2021
And they only attacked him because they were in a pack, AND one of them felt he needed to use a hammer.— Crime in NYC (@CrimeInNYC) December 17, 2021
Many on social media felt outraged after watching the video footage. One person tweeted, “This is Madness. But Stats say Crime is down. Listen to the Ppl, forget the Stats. It ain't safe.” Another person added, “How our elderly population continues being the victims of these crimes is sickening.” “And they only attacked him because they were in a pack, AND one of them felt he needed to use a hammer,” another person remarked.
Their parents must be proud...can they be held accountable' the story starts in the home!— Regina Kinsey For City Council D35 (@KinseyRee) December 17, 2021
Violent criminals are taking over. Maybe a @tiffany_caban restorative justice circle will help 👎— Hank (@HankMiller) December 17, 2021
No sense of what is honorable or shameful. Feral animals.— Edward Lee, Duke Of Arrakis (@Eddie___Lee) December 17, 2021
Another user wrote, “Their parents must be proud...can they be held accountable' the story starts in the home!” Many tagged social activists and politicians while posting the video on social media. One user tweeted, “Violent criminals are taking over. Maybe a @tiffany_caban restorative justice circle will help”. “No sense of what is honourable or shameful. Feral animals,” another person added.