Posted on March 15, 2022

NY Woman Punched 125 Times, Foot-Stomped in Brutal Hate Crime Beating

NBC New York, March 14, 2022

A 42-year-old Yonkers man has been arrested on attempted murder as a hate crime and other charges in the vicious caught-on-camera beating of a 67-year-old Asian woman who was attacked as she returned home last week, police said Monday.

Cops responding to a call around 6:15 p.m. Friday for reports of a dispute found the victim bloodied in the vestibule of her building. The suspect, identified as Tammel Esco, was still outside.

According to the investigation, the victim simply passed by Esco on her way home and he yelled a racial slur at her. She ignored him.

When she moved to unlock the second door to enter the lobby, the suspect punched her in the head from behind, knocking her to the floor, then proceeded to punch her in the head and face more than 125 times with alternating fist strikes before foot-stomping her seven times and spitting on her, police say.

The victim suffered facial bone fractures, brain bleeding and multiple contusions and lacerations to her head. She remains hospitalized and is expected to survive.

A witness said she called 911 when she saw Esco punching the woman while on top of her — and that witness’ interference may be the only reason the victim is still alive.


Esco, who lives in the building along with the victim, was taken into custody without incident {snip}

Police said that Esco has a criminal record and has previously served time for assault.