Posted on December 30, 2014

Man Beaten in Broad Daylight in Bronx Neighborhood

Carolina Leid, ABC 7, December 30, 2014

William King has lived in his Bronx neighborhood for 40 years, and since 1974 he has felt safe–that is until Saturday afternoon when he was brutally beaten in broad daylight. The vicious encounter was caught on home surveillance camera.


The incident happened near the corner of Briggs Avenue and East 197th Street in Bedford Park–not in the wee hours of the morning, but at 2 in the afternoon on a beautiful, bright and busy day.

One man pounded the 67-year-old, while another acted as a lookout–both were left empty-handed.

“I believe it was a racial attack–they weren’t trying to rob me, I had money on me and my wallet and all. They weren’t trying to rob me,” adds King.


King says that he believes the suspects are animals.

“They’re not human–they’re not human at all,” he says.