Woman Slashed in Bizarre Act of Jealousy
By David Greene
NEW YORK- A Bronx woman was slashed on the hand during a bizarre act of jealousy. The Bronx victim said she does not know what precipatated the attack.
Police continue to hunt for two individuals wanted in connection with a bizarre robbery and assault that took place at Perry Avenue and Holt Place, at 2 p.m. on July 16.
According to NYPD spokeswoman Sargent Jessica McRorie, one of the two suspects “approached a 46-year-old female and asked if she was looking at my girlfriend and then cut the victim’s hand with an unknown object.”
The two suspects eventually fled with the victim’s shopping cart.
The victim, who was treated by paramedics at the scene, recalled, “The woman who slashed me thought I was talking to her wife and I told her I wasn’t and that I didn’t even know either of them and I didn’t want any problems. But she wasn’t hearing that.”
The longtime resident of the area continued, “She hit her wife and threw my shopping cart up against the metal gate, so I went across the street because I saw a young man who looked like he worked out, and I told him what was going on. He told me to run. I can’t run, I have lung issues. He didn’t say a word or do anything.”
“When the crazy b—h comes across the street,” the victim continued, “I’m trying to hide behind the guy and she’s screaming, ‘I’m gonna kill you.’ I had my hand on the guy’s back, I was using him as a shield. That’s when she stabbed me on the hand. I started crying and had a full-blown panic attack.”
The victim added, “People were walking by and not doing anything, there was another guy sitting on his porch. I walked down the block to St. Brendan’s, the local church and the doors were closed. I was hysterical and had to call the cops myself. I drove around with police, but we couldn’t find them. I have seen them both in the area since the attack. I don’t even want to leave my house, I hate it here and I wish I could move out of this hell-hole.”
Today, the victim now keeps a padlock on a key-chain as well as a can of pepper spray, that she keeps at her ready, when she has to walk her dog or shop at the local supermarket.
The victim concluded, “All I want is peace… I don’t want to live like this. The neighborhood has changed and I hate it.”
Police are believed to be looking at surveillance video from an NYPD camera on Holt Place, that may have captured the entire incident.