A man was beaten up and thrown against a car on 74th street and Riverside Drive in broad daylight Friday, a witness told West Side Rag. Two men beat up the victim and stole his cell phone, said the witness, who had initially thought it might be “teens roughhousing” until she heard the “blood-curdling screams from the victim.”
“I was a witness and started screaming. It happened about 1:45ish and I saw 2 men with hoodies literally pummeling a guy on the steps there – blood everywhere. All this just to steal a cellphone. They also dented a black Toyota Prius in front of the bldg. during the beating. It was horrible and scary — and this in broad daylight.”
The attack occurred in front of 323 West 74th street.
Another tipster who showed up immediately afterward said the police response was delayed but that there may be surveillance video of the crime, as a nearby building had a camera.
We are awaiting more information from NYPD.
Photos by a tipster who wished to remain anonymous.