Who is Corey Walcott? Homeless man with 19 prior arrests shoves man, 66, onto Brooklyn subway tracks
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK: Corey Walcott, a homeless man who allegedly shoved a person onto a Brooklyn subway station's tracks, was arrested on Tuesday, February 14. According to the police, Walcott yelled, "I’m going to kill you," before trying to push the victim, a 66-year-old man, onto the tracks.
The incident took place around 3 pm on Saturday, February 11, when the victim was waiting for a train at the President Street station in Crown Heights, per the New York Post. "Prior to being pushed, our victim states the perp came up to him and said, 'I’m going to kill you,'" NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said at a news conference, adding, "He begins to run away. He’s chased by the perpetrator and pushed onto the tracks."
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Soon after the investigation began, detectives were able to zero in on Walcott, and he was arrested in Manhattan at 14th Street and Sixth Avenue. The charges against him were pending. Essig said that the victim suffered from "substantial pain to his body, his wrists, and his knees" after the incident.
Who is Corey Walcott?
Walcott is a 44-year-old homeless man who has been arrested 19 times in the past. His charges include multiple counts of forcible touching, criminal possession of a controlled substance, assault, criminal sale of marijuana, fare evasion and criminal possession of a weapon. As of now, Walcott is in police custody while the charges he faces in this case have not been disclosed.
19 prior arrests & still free?
Netizens were shocked that a person who had committed so many crimes was still walking around freely. A person tweeted, "How did he get in the subway in the first place?" Another user wrote, "Horrible situation some people need to be put away on medication all day, we don’t have the money for that. Definitely have money for Ukraine and endless wars"."He is probably out already... Making it 20 prior arrests," another user wrote.
How did he get in the subway in the first place?— Mos Eisley (@Cartwright_Four) February 15, 2023
Horrible situation some people need to be put away on medication all day, we don’t have the money for that. Definitely have money for Ukraine and endless wars.— Jeffrey Dreon Naturopath (@naturopathicnyc) February 15, 2023
He is probably out already... Making it 20 prior arrests.— [email protected] (@YongNYC) February 15, 2023
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