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Thug threatens 82-year-old man, punches him in head, shoves him to ground — then steals his cane — while others just watch attack happen

New York City police released a disturbing video this week showing a man raising his fist at an 82-year-old victim — allegedly while demanding money — and then punching the victim, shoving him to the floor of a Manhattan convenience store, and running out the door with the victim’s cane.

And video shows that the Wednesday incident all happened in front of at least three other people in the lower east side bodega who didn’t intervene during the threat and physical attack.

What happened next?

Police soon arrested 42-year-old Raoul Hyacinthe — who lives in a nearby men’s shelter, according to witnesses — and charged him with robbery, the New York Daily News reported.

Hyacinthe also was charged with criminal mischief for striking a car mirror with the stolen cane after he walked out of the store, the Daily News added, as well as for a Sept. 4 incident during which he allegedly threw a brick through a store window.

The paper, citing police sources, said Hyacinthe has 24 prior arrests, most for misdemeanors including criminal mischief, menacing, fare-beating, and drug possession.

What did the victim have to say?

The victim, Bernard Serlin, minced no words in regard to what he’d like to do to his attacker.

“I want to kill him,” Serlin told the Daily News. “He had no business doing that to me. … Really, I’m not a violent guy. But he deserves to die, this guy.”

Serlin is a regular at the deli where he was attacked while simply trying to grab his morning coffee, bagel, and newspaper, the paper said.

“He just pushed me,” Serlin recalled to the Daily News. “I never saw him before, and he never saw me. The bastard stole my cane. … I don’t bother nobody. This guy was nuts, he couldn’t be sane.”

Police told WNBC-TV Serlin suffered only a minor head injury and declined further medical attention — and he later told the station he wishes he would have “shot at” his attacker.

“I’d punch him right in the f***ing face,” Serlin added to WNBC in a gravelly, streetwise voice.


Image source: WNBC-TV video screenshot

The Daily News said Hyacinthe allegedly followed Serlin into the store about 6:20 a.m.

“When I turned around, that’s when I saw him grabbing [the victim] by his neck,” deli worker Hector Ponce told the paper. “I heard him say, ‘Oh, you don’t want to give me money? Well, if you don’t want to give me money, I’ll give you a punch.’ And he was standing there with his fist clenched in the air.”

Ironically a store employee told the Daily News that Serlin typically hands out dollar bills to homeless people gathered outside the store.

‘Nothing scares me no more’

Refusing to allow the attack to change his routine, Serlin — a 40-year neighborhood resident — was right back at the store Thursday morning, the paper said.

And a friend loaned him a cane, the Daily News reported.

“Nothing scares me no more,” Serlin told the paper.

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Amazon driver savagely beats elderly woman, screams about ‘white privilege’ — and it was caught on video

An Amazon delivery driver was arrested after the savage beating of an elderly California woman was captured on surveillance footage.

What happened?

Police apprehended 21-year-old Itzel Ramirez in Castro Valley, California, on Thursday and booked her on felony charges after she allegedly assaulted a 67-year-old woman who inquired about the status of her delivery.

KTVU-TV reported:

The owner of the apartment complex told KTVU it all began when the victim received an alert that her package had been delivered. But when she went to the lobby, it wasn’t there. She saw the Amazon, asked where it was, and the driver said she’d get it soon. The victim waited for 15 minutes in the lobby, came back outside and asked where her package was.

According to KRON-TV, Ramirez and the victim then engaged in a verbal confrontation, ending with Ramirez allegedly hitting the elderly woman 10 times, causing injuries to her head and face.

“I believe the Amazon driver said something about ‘your white privilege,’ and my tenant said, ‘You don’t need to be a b**ch about it,’ turned around and walked away,” Doug Smith, owner of the apartment complex where the confrontation occurred, told KTVU.

A report from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Ramirez made a comment about the victim’s “white privilege.”

Police said that Ramirez admitted to assaulting the victim, but claimed she did so in self-defense. The surveillance footage that captured the incident did not show the victim assault Ramirez.

Ramirez was booked on felony charges of battery involving serious bodily injury and elder abuse. She was being held in jail on $100,000 bond.

How did Amazon respond?

The company said Ramirez is no longer delivering packages for Amazon.

“This does not reflect the high standards we have for drivers who deliver our packages. We take these matters seriously and this individual is no longer delivering Amazon packages,” Amazon said in a statement.

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Police arrest 2 women after they allegedly posted a video on social media of elder abuse on Christmas Day

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrested two women after they were alerted to a video posted to social media showing the abuse of an elderly person.

Police said they obtained a video on Dec. 29 that “depicted an elderly victim and a vulnerable adult being physically abused by a caretaker.”

The department’s Elder Abuse Unit worked swiftly to try to identify the perpetrators and arrested two female suspects the next day.

Police arrested 26-year-old Stephany Gilbert, who they believe is the person on the video abusing the elderly victim. They also arrested 23-year-old Jakia Edwards because she allegedly recorded the abuse inside her home. Police said the alleged abuse was recorded on Christmas Day.

“Edwards could be seen in the video as she recorded Gilbert berating the victims and physically abusing them,” read the statement from the police.

They were booked into the Clark County Detention Center and both were charged with Neglect, Abuse, and Conspiring to Abuse an older or vulnerable person.

Sgt. James Johnson of the Elder Abuse Unit said he was proud of the detectives on the case, according to KSNV.

“They did a phenomenal job ensuring these victims were taken care of and the suspects were taken off the streets,” said Johnson.

The LVMP added that the Elder Abuse Unit had made an arrest or submitted a warrant for arrest for 58 cases in 2020 alone. The National Council on Aging estimates that as many as 1 in 10 Americans age 60 years old and older have experienced some form of abuse. Another study said that only 1 in 14 cases of abuse are reported to law enforcement.

Here’s a local news video about the incident:


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Cops arrest two — one charged with hate crime — after elderly Asian man threatened, attacked, mocked on video while collecting cans

San Francisco police have made two arrests in connection with an
elderly Asian man who was threatened, attacked, and mocked on video while he was collecting cans for recycling.

What’s the background?

A disturbing viral video showed an attacker chasing an elderly man in San Francisco and taking a swing at him with a stick or pole while observers stood by, laughed, and recorded the incident on their cellphones. The clip also showed the victim crying as his attacker stole his cans and others mocked the victim. At one point a voice cried out, “I hate Asians.”

Here’s video of the incident (content warning: language, racial slurs):

Police
said the incident took place about 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22 on Osceola Lane in the Bayview District. The victim, a 68-year-old man, was struck on the back of the head, police said, adding that while he complained of pain, he had no visible injury. Police said a cart full of recyclables was stolen.

Arrests made

Dwayne Grayson, 20, was arrested on charges of robbery, elder abuse, probation violation for a prior robbery conviction, and a hate crime enhancement, police said. Grayson recorded and posted video of the incident on social media, police said, adding that his mug shot is from a 2019 arrest.


Dwayne GraysonImage source: San Francisco Police Department

TheBlaze asked police why Grayson was charged with robbery if he recorded the incident on video, and police replied that investigators “would have probable cause to believe he committed” robbery but provided no further explanation.

Jonathan Amerson, 56, surrendered himself at Bayview Police Station around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, police
said, adding that he was charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of elder abuse. The second set of charges stem from an incident about two months ago in which Amerson reportedly robbed the same victim of his recycling materials in the same area, police said.


Jonathan AmersonImage source: San Francisco Police Department

‘He’s a very proud old man’

The victim in the attack was described as a “very proud old man” who came to the United States from China less than six years ago, speaks no English, and earns a living collecting cans rather than accepting benefits or social services, KPIX-TV reported.

“He’s a very proud old man,” Michael Wong of the Community Youth Center of San Francisco told the station. “He’s been doing it for several years. Going out every day. He said he went around to the place where the incident happened, and he knows the African-American people living there. He said they are very kind to him. Some neighbors collect cans and give them to him.”

When the CYCSF asked the victim if he applied to any agencies for benefits, welfare, housing, Wong told KPIX that man answered, “‘No, no, no.’ He has stopped working so he makes a living just picking up cans. And his wife is a part time IHSS worker. Home health supportive work services, taking care of seniors. So, very low income. Living in the Bayview.”

Wong added to the station that the victim believes in being independent.

“He keeps saying, ‘I don’t need benefits. I just want to go out and pick up cans and make a living,'” Wong said.

However, the youth center started a GoFundMe page for the victim and collected over $40,000 as of Monday afternoon — and the page noted that “after discussions with the family and relaying the community’s messages of support, the family has decided to graciously accept donations through CYC. The funds raised through this campaign will go to help the family financially with rent, utilities, and other bills.”

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