ABC- Police are looking for two men in connection with a brutal punch and robbery in the Bronx. Around 11 p.m. on Feb. 23., in front of the Deli Grocery Tobacco Shop on Andrews Avenue, a suspect came up behind the 57-year-old male victim and punched him in the face. The victim fell to the ground, unconscious. According to the NYPD, a second man took the victim’s ID, debit card and $80 cash before the two fled.
The victim’s son, Edgar Mino, says his father ended up in the emergency room, and didn’t remember being hit. He said his father’s jaw was so swollen from being sucker-punched, he initially couldn’t speak or eat. The victim was treated and released at the hospital. The surveillance video was hard for Mino to watch as he saw it for the first time. It was just as difficult as seeing the list of fraudulent charges made on his dad’s stolen debit card, to the tune of $1,000.
I know that there are a lot of gray areas in this world that can cause people to disagree over shit. Politics. Abortion. Joe Flacco’s eliteness. But I think we are all on the same page about sucker punches, especially sucker punches done to complete strangers out of the blue. I’ve watched that video at least 10 times and it’s still shocking just as shocking as the first time. Straight up McLovin at the liquor store shit. Which is why I say that if you get caught sucker punching someone, you don’t get jail time. That’s too easy and puts you on the same level as people that may have fucked up and broken a law but did not cross the line of regular human being to despicable human being. The puncher should have to wear a shirt that says “You can sucker punch me because I’m a sucker punching dickhead as long as you record it and send it to email@example.com” until there is video evidence that 5 people took him up on the offer. Once he gets walloped 5 times upside the head out of nowhere, he will be a changed man. This guy will basically become Barney from How I Met Your Mother after the Slap Bet, except instead of 10 slaps from a rather large friend, he has to worry about a bunch of crazy dudes from the Bronx letting their anger out on his face for their shitty lives and/or hatred of sucker punchers. 3 punches seems too light while 10 punches seems like it would be CTE City. But would likely 5 give this guy the perspective needed to learn what he did wrong.
And his buddy that casually rolled over this dude’s limp corpse like a ragdoll to steal his wallet? Put his ass in the desert for 48 hours next to some vultures with no food or water. If he survives, he’s gucci. If he dies, he gets his body picked clean by some hungry scavengers. Gotta go with the eye-for-an-eye punishment with these scumbags or the world will never change.
If you have any information to help find these two sons of bitches, you can call 1-800-577-TIPS or 1-888-57-PISTA.