Pierrepont St. Attack

Photo by M. Hermann/BHB

Photo by M. Hermann/BHB

A man was pistol-whipped shortly before 9:00 Thursday night in front of 61 Pierrepont St., between Henry and Hicks.  According to witnesses, the man, who walks with crutches, was going to his car that was parked in front of the building when he was approached by a person described as a black male in his 30′s.  The person produced a firearm and struck the victim on the head.  His screams alerted neighbors, and the assailant fled in a white, 2007 Toyota, with license plate EME 5052.

Witnesses say the victim remained conscious throughout the ordeal, and was able to give information to police before an ambulance transported him to the hospital.  A citywide bulletin with the description of the getaway vehicle was broadcast, and the investigation is continuing.

Photo by M. Hermann/BHB

Photo by M. Hermann/BHB

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  • T.K. Small

    Yikes! This story has really spooked me. This person is my neighbor and, as a fellow person with a disability, although I do not even know his name, I feel like we are friends. Practically every day my car is just behind or in front of his. It is not uncommon for me to be rolling in the same area, sometimes late at night. I hope he’s okay.

  • Mary

    I HOPE THE POLICE PUT SOME PLAIN CLOTHES MEN IN AND AROUND THIS AREA. A.S.A.P.!

  • nabegirl

    I heard sirens around that time – We live just up the street – so scary!

  • ABC

    neighbors really stepped up here — lots of call to 911. and an eyewitness who provided the cops with all the information they’d need to catch this guy (you’d think)

  • T.K. Small

    If the license plate is accurate, it is only a matter of time…

  • Peter

    I live right across the street, and within a minute of hearing the guy say ‘call 911, I called. I’d say the cops were there there within 3 mins.

  • bklyn20

    Mr Small, I think I should loan you one of my dogs…

    I have walked aroung Brooklyn Heights with 1 or 2 canine companions for at night for years with a few scary moments, but nevr anythign serious — knock on thr proverbial wood! Granted, I’m not on crutches or in a wheelchair. Also granted that I have largely stopped going out after 11:00 pm since the neighborhood does seem to be getting more dangerous. Do you have any neighbors with large-ish dogs that would walk calmly beside your chair in the evening? It could be good excercie for the dog and added safety for yoy. Just a thought…

  • T.K. Small

    Thank you bklyn20 for your concern. Unfortunately I cannot move my hands enough to handle a service animal. But it is a good idea nonetheless. I will need to rely on my quick wits and Brooklyn guile.

  • bklyn20

    Mr. Small — Well, you are doing better than I am in one important way — your hands make fewer typos than mine do!

  • MadeInBrooklyn

    Any word on if they caught the attacker yet?