Friday, March 21, 2008
Jogger Mugged in Central Park Thursday Night
March 21, 2008 -- Thursday night Two vicious muggers stabbed and slashed a 23-year-old man in Central Park last night after grabbing his wallet and iPod, police sources said. The attack occurred at about 8:40 p.m. when the duo accosted the victim at 102nd Street and Park Road near Central Park West, the sources said. After the thugs, wearing dark hooded sweatshirts, stole the man's wallet and iPod, one of them stabbed him once in the upper leg and slashed him on the arm, the sources said. It was unclear if the victim had resisted. The attackers fled. The victim, who was not immediately identified, was taken to St Luke's Hospital, where he was in stable condition. Dozens of cops fanned out to find the punks. Drew Keller, 28, who was walking his pit bull and Schnauzer dogs in the park, was surprised at the violence. "Wow, that's crazy," he said. "I'm here at all hours, even at 3 a.m. "I would never expect this would happen in this area." [END] I am an anti-impaired (no ipod) advocate - and run in the park all the time at very late hours - have never had a problem - but I would think a mugger would think twice about taking me on - runners - be aware out there in the late evening hours.
at 9:05 PM Posted by Smith