68-Year-Old Woman Sucker Punched Outside Her Own Home – CBS New York
Police say the unprovoked attack happened around 5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.
The victim can be seen on video standing outside her building at 137th Street and Adam Clayton Boulevard. A man walks up and clocks her in the left side of the head.
The woman drops her cane and collapses. She was taken to the hospital with pain and cuts to her ear.
“That’s crazy because I come home all times of the night, coming home from work, around this time of morning,” Melody Jones, who lives nearby, told CBS2. “That’s crazy, never heard of it.”
“Unsafe, unsafe in my own neighborhood, very unsafe. We have no means to protect ourselves,” another neighbor, Julia Crum, said.
The assault came less than a week before a woman on the Upper West Side was sucker punched in another random attack. The 57-year-old victim in that incident suffered fractured bones on her face.
Anyone with information about either attack is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637.