Another violent criminal goes free in NYC.
According to a report from The New York Post, New York City Police have released the ex-convict who allegedly beat a 60-year-old woman with her own cane in a Harlem subway station.
The criminal, 43-year-old Norton Blake, attacked Laurell Reynolds, 60, dozens of times on her head, stomach, leg, arms, back and hands as she fell to the ground inside the West 116 Street and Lenox Avenue station at about 3:30 a.m. on Friday.
“They should’ve arrested him!” Reynolds, who is disabled and uses a walker and does not work, told The Post in a bedside interview.
“I don’t deserve that. Not at all, not at all … and I pray to God that it doesn’t happen to no one else,” she added. “They need to keep that man off the street.”
From The New York Post:
A transit worker called the city’s Rail Control Center — which in turn contacted 911 — while she filmed the early-morning attack, according to Richard Davey, president of the New York City Transit Authority.
Cops spoke to both Reynolds and Blake when they arrived — and eventually cut the suspected brute loose after the two offered conflicting accounts of what happened, according to law enforcement sources.
Although the responding cops did see the video, it’s not clear whether they watched it before or after they let Blake slip into the wind.
Reynolds remained hospitalized Tuesday after being struck so hard and so often that the cane shattered over her body.
Full story over at The New York Post:
Cops let suspect walk in heinous caught-on-camera NYC subway beating of 60-year-old woman: sources https://t.co/WTZ8aWRx6l pic.twitter.com/Q17cxlAKss
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