Q-train punks harass old man then punch good Samaritan who intervenes

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Five punks harassed an old man on a Q train in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens last month — then punched another guy who tried to intervene, police say.

One of the five fiends slugged the 56-year-old good Samaritan in the face after he tried to stop the group tormenting a senior citizen onboard a Ditmas Park-bound train at around 10:40 pm on Dec. 10, authorities said.

The quintet fled the train at Prospect Park station, and the victim went to Kings County Hospital to get his aching head seen to, cops said.

Police have released surveillance footage of five suspects entering the Seventh Avenue station in Park Slope.

Police ask anyone with information about the crime to call (800) 577–8477, submit tips at, or text 274637 followed by TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr. from BS, BK, NY, US says:
Thank god for these closed circuit television cameras are working property in this particular case.
Jan. 19, 2017, 10:27 am
Benny from Park Slope says:
Scum of the earth. Oops ... sorry. I mean "deprived urban youth."
Jan. 20, 2017, 4:58 pm
Skeggiold from Bay Ridge says:
They were just engaging in this 'honest racial dialogue' that this 'nation of cowards' has been harangued with the last 8 years, just letting their fists do the talking: less effort than trying to speak English.
The old man and the guy that came to his help certainly deserved it, just for breathing.
Note how deprived they are: each sporting new ~ $200 Nikes, certainly all owning the latest iPhone (or who would think nothing of maiming or killing you to get one), clearly starving and in bad financial shape.
So bad, that they can't afford the train fair.
Their parents - who did such a fine job teaching them basic humanity and civic responsibility - must be so proud to see them featured here.
The BP features a story like this almost weekly, but DeBlasio asserts that 'crime has never been lower'.
This must not be crime, just that 'dialogue' we've been told we need.
What these violent P'sOS need to realize, is that there are more people planning to engage them - any time - in their desired dialogue format, and they don't need the 'courage' that a crew confers - like a pack of hunting animals.
Jan. 22, 2017, 11:37 am

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