It seems you can be arrested for something in New York City.
According to a New York Post report Norton Blake, 43, the man responsible for beating up 60-year-old Laurell Reynolds in an NYC subway with her own cane, has finally been arrested —five days after the attack.
From The New York Post:
Blake, who has nine prior arrests, was charged with assault, the NYPD said.
Reynolds’ daughter, Lashanna Reese, 41, told The Post Wednesday that she was happy the suspect was finally in cuffs — but worried it wouldn’t keep him off the streets for long.
“I’m glad they caught him but they can release him, too,” Reese said.
“So now I fear for my safety and my mother’s safety because he has family too,” she said, adding she wanted to get her mother transfered to a different hospital.
The hulking suspect allegedly used the woman’s own cane to strike Reynolds, who uses a walker, dozens of times on her head, stomach, leg, arms, back and hands around 3:30 a.m. Friday, causing her to fall to the ground.
An MTA worker had called the city’s Rail Control Center — which in turn contacted 911 — while she filmed the two-minute ordeal, Richard Davey, president of the New York City Transit Authority, said Tuesday.
Disturbing footage of the attack later went viral online, and sources on Tuesday said the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau was investigating the response by the cops who answered the 911 call.
— Robert J Kingsbury (@RobertJKingsbu1) September 6, 2023