I mean, Central Park was never safe after dark but now the danger has creeped up in the middle of the day. A 73 year old woman birdwatching off a path near Strawberry Fields was raped and robbed of her camera. The sick part about it is that this was not the first encounter that she had with this gentleman. Earlier in the week she spotted him in Central Park exposing himself. She took a picture to show authorities and would not delete it after he told her to. In retaliation to the photo bomb he found the 73 year old woman again in the park birdwatching. The rapist asked an alarming question, “Do you remember me?” before proceeding to beat and sexually assault the woman. Eric Ozawa found the woman and called the police after she informed him she had been raped. The man that sexually assaulted the woman was identified as in his 40’s, white, with a Russian or Ukrainian accent.
A career criminal John Thomas, turned himself in after being on the lamb for a month. He first caught the attention of Detective Nick Romano and Sergeant Craig Brier for suspicious activity in the parking lot of an auto-supply store in Jamaica Queens. When the law enforcers approached Thomas in an attempt to question him he made a run for it. As Romano and Brier chased Thomas he let off four shots, hitting Brier once in both legs. After the massive manhunt spanning an entire month, the wounded 15-year veteran was relieved when John Thomas decided to turn himself in. This uncharacteristic surrender comes as a welcome surprise to everyone, especially Brier’s mother who said she got goose bumps when she heard the news. Now, Thomas faces charges of attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and assault.
On October 17th, 2011 a bully waited anxiously inside the doors of a classroom of the Union-Scioto High School in Ohio for Zack Huston, a fifteen year-old homosexual freshman at the school, to walk in. Upon Zack’s arrival, he was immediately met with fists. The bully assaulted Zach for no reason except that Zach was gay. He knocked him to the ground, and continually punched him. The video is difficult to watch.