Mon. Aug 8th, 2022

Shocking security footage shows the moment a homeless woman arrested a 16-year-old girl and tried to strangle her from behind outside a sushi restaurant in New York City.

The incident on October 4 saw a woman from police say that Minerva Martinez, 36, was marching up behind the girl as she ate outside Watawa Sushi in Astoria before squeezing her arm around the youngster’s neck for a few seconds and then releasing it.

Martinez’s unnamed victim was sitting with his back to the woman when the attack happened and there is no suggestion that it was provoked.

The chilling incident comes amid a recent crime rise in The City That Never Sleeps as Mayor Bill de Blasio tries to lure workers and tourists back to the metropolis despite a rise in crime and fearsome footage of people being assaulted.

The girl was attacked four days before cancer nurse Maria Ambrocio, 58, of New Jersey, was taken off life support Saturday, the day after she was overthrown by a homeless assailant, said she was on the run from a crime. Her attacker is named by police as Jermaine Foster, 26, with the fetus now charged with murder.

Assault against assault – as the one Martinez is accused of committing – has increased by 15.7 percent over the last 28 days, according to NYPD data, where 1,949 were registered in the 28 days to October 3 against 1,685 committed in same period in 2020.

The attack last Monday, outside a Watawa Sushi on Ditmars Boulevard in Queens, happened in broad daylight just after 5 p.m.

The attack last Monday, outside a Watawa Sushi on Ditmars Boulevard in Queens, happened in broad daylight just after 5 p.m.

Weekly abuses have increased by 11.9 percent, with 451 committed in the seven days to October 3 against 403 in the same period last year.

The annual trend also makes a worrying increase of seven percent. This year, 16,899 abuses were carried out up to 3 October against 15,787 in the same period in 2020.

The attack last Monday, outside a Watawa Sushi on Ditmars Boulevard in Queens, happened in broad daylight just after 5pm as passers-by walked along the city’s busy main road without knowing what danger the teenage girl was facing.

Martinez is a homeless woman with a long rap park, including six arrests.

She was arrested Saturday in connection with the incident and is currently in jail and charged with strangulation, a NYPD spokesman said Sunday in a statement.

Surveillance video released by the NYPD on Saturday, hours before Martinez’s arrest, shows a seemingly unbalanced person with an effortless gray-haired cloth, a white T-shirt, a black jacket and jeans stalking the seated 16-year-old before putting her in a suffocation.

The attacker then releases the girl after a few seconds, but does not leave the scene, stands over and appears to threaten the girl.

There is no sound in the clip, so it is unclear what was possibly said.

Eventually, a male passer-by intervenes and the assailant leaves the scene.

The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Minerva Martinez, a homeless woman with a long rap leaf - which includes six assaults - was arrested on Saturday in connection with the incident and is currently imprisoned and charged with strangulation.

The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Minerva Martinez, a homeless woman with a long rap leaf – which includes six assaults – was arrested on Saturday in connection with the incident and is currently imprisoned and charged with strangulation.

Surveillance video released by the NYPD on Saturday, hours before Martinez's arrest, shows a seemingly unbalanced person with an effortless cloth of gray hair, a white T-shirt, a black jacket and jeans stalking the seated 16-year-old before she strangled her

Surveillance video released by the NYPD on Saturday, hours before Martinez’s arrest, shows a seemingly unbalanced person with an effortless cloth of gray hair, a white T-shirt, a black jacket and jeans stalking the seated 16-year-old before she strangled her

The footage shows the female suspect, who then grabbed the woman from behind and strangled her with both hands.

The footage shows the female suspect, who then grabbed the woman from behind and strangled her with both hands.

The attacker then releases the girl after a few seconds, but does not leave the scene, stands over and appears to threaten the girl

The attacker then releases the girl after a few seconds, but does not leave the scene, stands over and appears to threaten the girl

Eventually, a male passer-by intervenes and stops the attacker, after which the assailant leaves the scene.

Eventually, a male passer-by intervenes and stops the attacker, after which the assailant leaves the scene.

Maria Ambrocio, 58, was walking through Times Square on Friday afternoon when she was bowled over by Foster

Just a month before slamming into Ambrocio, Foster was charged with forcible touching after allegedly groping a woman's buttocks on West 36th Street and Broadway

Maria Ambrocio, 58, died a day after being toppled by a fugitive thief in Times Square on Friday with her alleged attacker Jermaine Foster, on the right, now charged with her murder

The victim ‘suffered pain, redness and swelling but was not transported to a hospital,’ police revealed after the attack.

After the incident, investigators announced they were looking for a male suspect, but later went back and said Sunday that they had arrested Martinez instead.

Martinez, the only suspect in the scary altercation, boasts an extensive criminal history in which six crimes were arrested since 2015, law enforcement sources say.

A verdict was also issued in August for her arrest on the basis of a large-scale arrest, sources added.

What’s more, in January 2020, police encountered Martinez incoherently and spoke to herself in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens, and she was subsequently taken to a local hospital, The New York Post reported.

The attack comes as The Big Apple has found itself shaken by a wave of violent crime over the past year, sparking fears that it will return to the dark days of the 70s and 80s, when murders flourished , and the city got the disturbing nickname Fear City.

The attack comes as The Big Apple has found itself shaken by a wave of violent crime in the past year, sparking fears that it will return to the dark days of the '70s and' 80s, when murders flourished, and the city got the disturbing nickname Fear City.

The attack comes as The Big Apple has found itself shaken by a wave of violent crime in the past year, sparking fears that it will return to the dark days of the ’70s and’ 80s, when murders flourished, and the city got the disturbing nickname Fear City.

By 2021, almost all forms of violent crime have seen a marked increase in New York City

By 2021, almost all forms of violent crime have seen a marked increase in New York City

A map showing the cities of New York where crime has increased (in red) and decreased (in green) in September 2021 compared to the same month last year

A map showing the cities of New York where crime has increased (in red) and decreased (in green) in September 2021 compared to the same month last year

By 2021, almost all forms of violent crime have seen an increase in New York.

Crime in the city has especially increased over the summer, with crime abuses specifically climbing to alarming new heights.

According to the latest figures from NYPD’s CompStats, the department’s data collection unit, aggravated assault recorded from the week ending October 3, has increased by a strong 7 percent with 16,889 incidents in 2021 compared to 15,787 incidents last year.

And the long-term effects of the pandemic are still smoldering in the city that never sleeps.

With a shortage of jobs, poverty has risen dramatically – and so has the number of homeless.

Bowery Mission estimates that there are 80,000 homeless people in the five boroughs – one in every 106 city dwellers.

Last spring, in an effort to slow the transmission of the virus, the city began housing thousands of homeless people in hotel rooms that were empty when tourists fled – but Mayor Bill DeBlasio ended the program in June, pushing those people back into the city streets. triggers a lot of crime.

Last month, a deaf woman fell on the subway lines after she was hit in the head by a homeless man who had been arrested for stabbing another victim just four days earlier.

Police later arrested Vladimir Pierre, 41, in connection with the attack.

In August, a similar incident occurred at Union Square station, where a homeless man was caught hitting a victim in the back of the head with a hammer before letting him bleed on the platform after the victim looked at him ‘the wrong way. ‘

Police arrested 41-year-old Jamar Newton from Brooklyn and charged him with assault, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and robbery.

This incident took place a day after another woman was accidentally attacked on a subway and beaten with a metal pole by a homeless man while waiting for the G train.

And back in February, a 21-year-old homeless man, Rigoberto Lopez, with four previous arrests and a history of hospitalization for mental illness, was arrested for a series of stabbings that left two dead and two wounded in the city’s subway system.

Regarding the incident on October 4, police say the investigation is currently underway.

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