Tuesday’s video attack on innocent motorists In Manhattan by a gang of tricky youngsters on cycling was absolutely horrific – but very typical of the kind of chaos and lawlessness that reigned in the city.
The brazen attack didn’t happen in the dead of night, but at 4:30 p.m. – and it struck downtown Manhattan, at Fifth Avenue and 21st Street.
While Max Turgovnik and his mother, who is in her seventies, were driving innocently along, a group of over a dozen young cyclists suddenly set off on their BMW, She took the car and knocked on it.
Someone smashed a bicycle over it. Another jumped onto the hood, then pounced on the windshield until it partially collapsed.
The attack came shortly after the bad guys targeted another vehicle – a yellow cab – that had crowded into it and later injured the driver by throwing a bike at him.
Law enforcement sources said on Wednesday that approximately 25 passengers took part in the attack, six of whom damaged Turgovnik’s car. A 15-year-old man was arrested In connection with the BMW attack.
“This was an animal attack in broad daylight,” said a Manhattan cop. “It shows how degraded the city is, and it is better for politicians to get their heads out of the sand and start dealing with these problems before there is nothing left.”
he is right. Homicide is up 40 percent this year, and Fire doubled. Homelessness, vandalism, and mental illness are commonplace on the streets. Now you can’t even drive down the street in the middle of the day without wondering if you will be next.
There is a growing fear that the city is losing control – and increasingly, that fear is justified.