Posted on October 27, 2017

Woman Gets Knocked Out Cold, Bystanders Stop to Take Selfies

Chris Perez, New York Post, October 26, 2017

Shocking surveillance video shows the moment a Pittsburgh woman was knocked out cold by a man on a busy sidewalk — but that’s not the worst of it.

The footage also shows the woman being beaten and robbed by bystanders — who proceed to take pictures of her, including selfies — as she lies unconscious on the ground.

“They don’t treat animals like that. They wouldn’t treat a dog that way,” the victim’s mother told KDKA on Thursday. “It’s disgusting. My daughter needs help.”

The disturbing incident was caught on camera in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood. The footage was captured more than a month ago, but wasn’t released until this week.

“She’s lying there like somebody just hit a deer,” said Dr. Neil Capretto, a local physician at the Gateway Rehab center who has agreed to treat the victim for an apparent drug addiction.

“It’s like a sideshow in a circus,” he added. “This is a human being.”