NYC woman throws boiling water at deaf man, stabs him for not responding to her
The latest stats released by NYPD show a surge in assault cases by 18.5% in September 2021
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN: New York Police Department is on the lookout for a Brooklyn woman who poured boiling water on a deaf man, and then stabbed him for not understanding her. The shocking crime took place around a month ago on Humboldt Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. On September 2, 2021, the alleged attacker approached the 41-year-old man who was sitting on a bench. She is believed to be unaware of the fact that the man is hard of hearing. The woman said something to him and became visibly angry when he did not understand.
According to surveillance video footage, she returned moments later with a cup of boiling water and doused it on his face. The assault did not stop here either. The attacker then stabbed him in the chest before fleeing the scene. The shocking incident happened at a time when New York City is experiencing an unprecedented rise in crime rate. The latest stats released by NYPD show a surge in assault cases by 18.5% in September compared to the same month a year ago. Overall, the crime rate spiked by 2.6% in September 2021. The crime surge is even deterring many from rejoining offices, despite Mayor Bill de Blasio introducing several COVID safety policies.
The assault with boiling water happened around 6 pm on September 2. According to the police, the man and the woman, whose identities are not known, briefly engaged in a verbal altercation that soon escalated into assault. The attacker ran away soon after stabbing and injuring the victim with a sharp object.
The victim was later escorted to Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn and treated for his burns and stab wounds. NYPD is yet to identify the accused and have released a photo of the woman, urging people with information to come forward.
If you have any information regarding the incident, you can submit tips by calling NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org. You can also contact the police via the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) then TIP577.