Watch Out For This Psycho Subway Mugger!
Cops have released a sketch of a crazy mugger who attacked a woman Friday night in the East Broadway subway station and pushed her on the tracks.
Now he'd better watch his back. Sabrina Scott, 39, is recovering from her wounds, and her boyfriend, Terry Lawrence, hasn't, telling the Daily News, "If I saw the attacker--there would be no words. There would be nothing to say. I would beat his brains in."
A good Samaritan, identity also unknown but described as a tall black man, wearing headphones and a baseball cap, fought off the attacker and plucked Scott off the tracks before an F train rumbled into the station.
The dangerous scumbag is described by cops as a light-skinned Latino, 35 to 40 years old and sizable: 6 feet, 200 pounds. His pockmarked face is clean-shaven, and so is his head. He was wearing blue jeans and a tan sweater.
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It's not as if Scott were riding late at night or trapped on a creepy platform. This mugging happened during the rush hour, shortly after 6 p.m. Make sure you're safe on the platforms, watch the gap, and if you see him, tell someone. Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips at nypdcrimestoppers.com or text info to 274637 (CRIMES), entering TIP577.
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"I wish the person who helped me would just come forward and say they were the one who helped," she said. "I would give them a big hug and say thank you."
The chilling episode began when the creepy madman became unhinged on the platform - ripping off his coat and throwing it to the ground and holding open train doors.
He then sidled up to Scott, who works for the MTA and was headed to a friend's house, and hissed: "Are you scared of me?"
She immediately made tracks, but the man followed, catching the attention of the good Samaritan - described as a tall black man wearing a baseball cap and headphones.
He started scuffling with the screwball psycho, but the assailant managed to land a blow to Scott's head, knocking her unconscious and onto the tracks.
Scott woke up as she was being taken from the station on a stretcher and doesn't know what happened while she was out - but she knows she will never forget her attacker's face.
"I know what he looks like," she said. "I'll be able to point him out. I just hope they find him before there is another victim."
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