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46-Year-Old Woman in a Coma After Being Assaulted by Man in Williamsburg

Aug. 26, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A 46-year-old woman was placed in a medically induced coma after she was violently assaulted by a man in Williamsburg Tuesday.

The woman was walking near the southwest corner of Division Avenue and Rodney Street around 6 p.m. when an unknown man approached her from behind, picked her up and slammed her onto the sidewalk, police said.

He then knelt beside her and repeatedly punched her in the face and body while she lay on the sidewalk, video shows. He tried to take her pants off as she was on the ground dazed, before fleeing on foot down Division Avenue towards Keap Street, police said.

The victim suffered severe head and body trauma and was rushed to Brooklyn Hospital, where she was placed in a medically-induced coma.

Police described the suspect as an being of light complexion and with a full beard. He was last seen wearing a yellow hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored pants and red sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Hey GP Post, please be consistent when mentioning a suspects complexion. How often are heinous crimes committed by black people and you NEVER name the skin color. Don’t propagate racism. It’s a two-way street. Be part of the solution not part of the problem.


I hope this poor woman fully recovers. The most ardent backers of the idiotic “defund the police” movement are gentrifiers in Brooklyn and Queens who are gonna have to live with the results. And so will everyone else in those neighborhoods.


Describes this perpetrator as “light” complexion instead of the obvious. This man is white. THATS kinda racist. If it were a black man you would say and write black. You would not say of dark complexion. #racism At it’s finest


Jay, the guy is likely hispanic. Re-watch the video. And if you notice, our NYC media does not regularly nor adequately describe criminals. This guy had his pants down while beating her in the face. Let’s focus on the facts.

A Voice

The sorry excuse we have for a mayor is worried about much more important things. Like arresting the woman who threw paint on the BLM mural on 5th Ave. That’s more important in his mind.


Seriously? I am assuming he’s mentally ill, but either way, this guy should not be on the streets…

Purple Rain

No excuse for this action! This person need to be electrocuted. He doesn’t have a right to exist after what he did.


Fully support this, if this person is caught, he needs to be executed. There is no need to waste medical or any other resources on a person like this, period. At 6pm, was there noone else around!?

Sara Ross

JR – isn’t that what Mayor Do Nothing’s Wife group is supposed to take care of – people who are mentally ill? She got millions of dollars for it and nothing’s been done since day one. My heart goes out to this woman. I saw the tape and just cried for her.


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