Disturbing and Senseless Brutality in North Park Slope
An OTBKB reader just sent word of a very upsetting and violent incident that occurred last week in the north Slope.
On Thursday, Aug 22 at around 11PM, a man was standing on Berkeley Place between 7th and 8th avenues. He was on his iPhone when two women in their late teens approached him and asked him where Central Park was.
As he was telling them that they had the wrong borough, he was jumped from behind by two to three men (late teens, early 20s). He got beaten up very got beaten up very badly and had to go to the emergency room.
Luckily he’s slowly recovering and doing well.
What is most significant about this attack and why it is important to notify others is that it was clearly not a robbery since his wallet and iPhone were not taken nor was it a hate crime assault (the victim was gay) since they didn’t say anything when assaulting him.
She writes: “A couple of my friends suggested that it could have been a gang hazing. Not sure if knowing that it had been a mugging or a gay bashing would have helped my friend, our friends and me feel better about the incident since it could be explained but the fact that it appeared to be just some senseless brutality (with at least four perpetrators involved) is very disturbing.
“Have you heard of incidents of this kind? My friends have all lived in Park Slope for 15+ years and have never encountered this. If it is gang related I’m wondering if certain neighborhoods are being targeted for this kind of activity? I hope that this was just an isolated incident.”
As do I. What a disgusting incident. I am so glad to hear that the victim is doing well.