JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - This story sounds like a scene right out of Death Wish 3. Around 5 a.m. on Sunday, witnesses observed Carlos Acosta and Davon Gordon, both 18-years-old, beating a 29-year-old woman unconscious, stripping her of her clothes and sexually assaulting her. People who saw the attack also stated that the pair turned on a Good Samaritan when he tried to intervene, beating him until the bones in his face were broken. The duo took off not knowing that they had been captured on surveillance video and were apprehended a few blocks away with the victim’s blood all over their clothes.
Witnesses described the brutal attack, saying the two teens grab the woman, slam her head repeatedly on the pavement and kick her before removing her clothing and fondling her. When the 26-year-old man tried to stop them, the teens turned on the Good Samaritan and beat him pretty viciously. When police found him he was covered in blood suffering from a broken face and lacerations to the back of his head. The teens also robbed him of $20 and his ID.
Thankfully both victims survived the attack. The woman is in a coma at the Jersey City Medical Center. Both teen suspects have been arrested, held on $250,000 bail, and facing two charges of attempted murder as well as robbery and aggravated assault charges. One article is reporting that before the attack, the two teens may have been smoking marijuana that had been dipped in formaldehyde. When the two appeared in court, Gordon’s mother yelled to her son, “Keep your head up.”
Can you imagine living in a neighborhood so rough that a group of men felt confident enough to carry out such an attack on more than one person, with witnesses present? Watching the video above showing the neighborhood and some its inhabitants, I was waiting to catch glimpses of the Gramercy Riffs or the Baseball Furies hanging on the corner. Oh, and speaking of the video,
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