Thug ends up in hospital after attacking the WRONG couple on NYC sidewalk

A New York City criminal found out the hard way that sometimes victims strike back after attacking a couple walking their dog.

The attack took place in Queens as the 37-year-old man attempted to ambush the couple in broad daylight on Wednesday. His scheme backfired spectacularly when the couple turned the tables on him, stabbing the attacker multiple times, according to police.

The assailant snuck up behind the couple as they were walking with their young dog near 49th and Broadway in Woodside at approximately 2:45 p.m., according to the NYPD.

“Surveillance footage shows the suspect tossing his coat on the ground before pouncing on the other man, who, due to a foot injury, was riding a scooter alongside the woman holding the pup,” the New York Post reported.

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“The assailant crept up behind the couple as they walked down the street, video shows. The tables turned quickly, and the couple began beating the man who pounced on them,” the media outlet added.

The video footage shows the suspect was put in a headlock. He was thrown on the ground by his intended victim who was wearing a medical boot on his right foot. The couple started raining down blows on the assailant.

The attacker tried to get away from the couple but they weren’t letting him flee. The dog was dragged along as they beat the crap out of the man.

The three eventually separated and started yelling at one another, appearing to be more than ready to engage in another throwdown.

“The victim backed up several paces toward the security camera, showing a shocking, bloody wound near the crown of his head,” the New York Post wrote. “That’s when several bystanders — who appeared unbothered during the tussle — stepped in between the couple and the man.”

The suspect was taken to Elmhurst Hospital sporting seven stab wounds, according to the NYPD. He’s currently in stable condition.

Unbelievably, no one has been arrested yet. But the police are reportedly looking for the two would-be victims.

This is just another violent incident added to a very long list that has taken place on New York City’s streets recently.

“The horrific attack comes just days after shocking footage captured the moment a serial offender stabbed a random tourist near Times Square in a seemingly unprovoked attack,” the Daily Mail reported.

“A man using a walker was seen in video brandishing a weapon at West 43rd and Eighth Avenue, perched near the storefront of Port Gourmet Deli before lashing out at an unsuspecting woman. It was another two minutes before police officers approached the attack, getting him to drop the knife and arresting him,” the media outlet noted. “Cyril Destin, 62, was charged earlier this week in connection with the shocking attack on a 36-year-old woman from Pennsylvania, who was reportedly walking with her daughter at the time.”

According to the New York Post, the attacker unsurprisingly had a history of mental illness and prior arrests. He’s also homeless.

“Destin has been arrested 14 times over the past 20 years, most recently for criminal mischief in 2022, law enforcement sources told the outlet. After the attack last week, Destin was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment. His victim was also taken to Bellevue, where she was treated for a stab wound to the chest,” the Daily Mail noted.

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