Hallowe’en Assault in Brooklyn Heights

NY1 and other outlets recently reported on a pre-Hallowe’en crime at  the corner of State and Henry Streets.

Though the incident took place on Oct. 28, local news reported it two days ago.

“Police said 13 men and women approached the 21-year-old woman and threw an unknown liquid in her face before putting the box on her.”

They also threw a pumpkin at her. Fortunately, the woman seems to have been  largely unharmed, as she was not taken to the hospital.

Those responsible have yet to be apprehended. Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577- 8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com 

Photo: Alan Cleaver. Used with permission.




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  • petercow

    These same kids assaulted a couple of tourists at the entrance to High Street subway @ Cranberry Walk.

    They threw water on a guy, and hit a woman in the head with a construction cone.

  • Todd Levy


  • Jeffrey Smith

    OK..aside from standard observations that this must have been a group of Eskimos or Finn’s or perhaps Austrians responsible…all this raises a basic question…in a community of this quality and economics, isn’t there ANYONE or ANY local institution who would reach in their pocket(s) and fund a serious patrol to be deployed at times like Halloween and other Key times to stop these crimes? Its not like there is not a clear history of these type of incidents happening again and again. How many times do you have to watch people brutalized before you take some kind of responsible action?
    I wonder what would happen if some upper house of the casino suffered an assault like this.
    Every knowledgeable person reading this knows what would happen…..

  • Jeffrey Smith

    What’s really needed in a incident like this is a Reward for information on who is responsible.

    If the Heights area is at all serious about safety we need a hard, credible system to find people who do things like this today, and give pause to anyone who would think about this kind a behavior in the future. A truth discovery fund is by far the most effective and fair way to, well, to do exactly the above.

    I’ll throw in the first $100. What about anyone else? You want a safe Heights? The Heights is anything but greatly impoverished. But simply complaining or asking for some kind of official help will never yield safety unless everyone, officials and the less reasonable among us, understand that first we won’t tolerate abuse and second, we will take effective action.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton


    Perhaps you can get one of these and Patrol the neighborhood yourself.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Would your little patrol have been out on the 28th? Because that’s when this crime occurred, not on Halloween or some “other Key time”.

  • Reggie

    But Jeffrey would never wear clothing that said “PC” on it. He is not and further, philosophically opposed.

  • Jeffrey J Smith

    Let’s get to the central issue I raised: does anyone here want to established through a neutral trusted individual areward for the people who perpetrated this outrage?
    Certainly if there was a neighborhood fund that would seek those responsible and reward someone coming forward, his would unquestionably send a powerful right signal first, to the victim(s) that we care but ALSO to EVERY person who has less than reasonable intentions that people in the Heights will involve themselves personally in the safety of their neighbors. OK so we need a trusted administrator and I just put up the first $100. Now let’s see how serious the Heights is about making concrete steps towards a safer Heights and stopping outrages like what happened….

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    OOPS, I missed that, LOL

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    Bring the money to me I’ll keep it safe for you, promise.

  • Jeffrey Smith

    This is an honest, reasonable suggestion. If we are serious about safety in the Heights, we need to institute a number of basic measures which have been successful in communities across the country. Answer me do you just want to continuing complaining about incidents like this or do you want to do something concrete?

  • TeddyNYC

    That’s disgusting. I hope they catch them, but given it happened 3 weeks ago, it looks unlikely. I don’t know if I should blame BBP or not, but something definitely has changed in recent years. Stay alert and prepared whenever a large group approaches and as a precaution, cross the street to avoid them.