NEW YORKERS COME TOGETHER TO TAKE DOWN MUGGER!!!
New Yorkers Tackle A Mugger & Make Him Give Back The Money He Stole!
New York City can be a cold and dangerous place but this city still has a ton of magic left and heaps of heart. This video captures some good samaritans in Midtown as they takedown a suspected mugger. These heroes are true NYC Thrill Blenders. Here is the full story and video below:
As CBS2’s Jessica Schneider reported, the thief allegedly stole the woman’s purse. But he didn’t get far before some New Yorkers quite literally took him down.
Several people forced the alleged thief to the ground near 35th Street and Eighth Avenue, demanded that he return the woman’s money, and made sure the cash got back to the victim.
“As I looked further down, there were seven or eight guys tackling this guy,” said Bryant Jackson.
Jackson was walking out of his office building when he saw all the commotion and started shooting video. Someone called 911, and police responded.
“In the video, they’re ripping money out of his hand. They had her money in his hand, and they ripped the money out and they give it back to her. And she’s bawling,” he said. “I mean, she was really shaken up, and she had a bloody lip, and she had a scraped up leg.”
The woman got her purse and money back, and the alleged mugger learned a New York lesson.