Friday, June 14, 2013

Bible Belt-ing

Thug beats up elderly man and takes off with his Bible 

Jesus, the violence just doesn't stop. This horrific crime took place on my block. Signs are posted everywhere.

The New York Post reports:
A Manhattan thug gave new meaning to “Bible belt” when he beat up an elderly man and took off with his Holy Scriptures. The suspect, armed with a pair of scissors, followed Ricardo Velez, 92, out of the rain and into his West 18th Street home Monday night at around 11 p.m., and attacked him. “I believed he was getting ready to stab me,” said Velez, who managed to disarm the fiend. “I poked him in the stomach with my umbrella and he dropped the scissors. I dropped my bag when he pushed me.” Velez said his attacker left him on the floor, writhing in pain, then took off with his leather-bound Bible, a bag and a pair of bifocals. 
Police said the suspect wore a baseball cap, red sneakers, a black T-shirt and jeans, and is in his late 30s. He is seen on surveillance walking with a limp near the scene of the assault.
Sickening. Click the poster above if you have any information.


Anonymous said...

If this is true it's very said BUT what is a 92 year old man doing out at 11 pm - how it that even possible? Also, why steal a bible and glasses? Were they rare or hiding something. Did the old guy maybe witness a crime and was being silenced? Have I watched too many Law and Orders and spin offs too many times?

Anonymous said...

Welcome to NYC.