Video: Black BMW Driver Mounts the Sidewalk and Intentionally Crashes Into a Father and His Eight-year-old Son in Manhattan Then Slashes the Man’s Throat
Ralph Ortega, Daily Mail, November 15, 2019
Surveillance video caught the shocking moment a motorist deliberately drove his car on to a Manhattan sidewalk and crashed into a father and his eight-year-old son.
The crazed driver of the BMW then jumps out of the vehicle and slashes the father’s throat, authorities said of the incident in Harlem earlier this month.
The father and son were pushed into a gate by the impact and rushed to a hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries, cops said.
A BMW is seen in the footage, released by the NYPD, darting out of traffic and plowing into the dad and his child on West 112th Street near Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem about 3.45pm on November 6.
A person who narrowly misses getting hit by the white car runs off.
The driver wearing a black shirt and another man wearing red hoodie jump out of the car and run to where the dad and his son have been pushed into a gate.
Both return to the vehicle, but this time the driver switches over to the passenger side of the car.
Passersby rush to help the victims as the vehicle speeds away.
Cops say the father has nine previous busts for crimes such as robbery and grand larceny.
He has been uncooperative with police, according to law enforcement sources, reports the New York Post.
Investigators believe he was targeted in the attack, a police source said.
Police have asked anyone with information about the incident to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish.
Tipsters also can reach out to the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637.