Bronx Man Wards Off Knife-Wielding Robbers With Single Apple


If the video-game version of Aladdin on Super Nintendo teaches one lesson, it’s that “apples will always thwart bad guys.” For those of you who don’t remember, in the game you run through the city of Agrabah with what seems like millions of guards standing in your path. You must stun them with your small supply of apples to have the chance of jumping on their heads. Why are we talking about Alladin? Well, an unidentified parking garage worker in the Bronx was able to fend off two knife-armed robbers with just one red apple.

As you can see from the security footage, the man shakes the apple, then throws it, and is able to shove his attacker out the door. During the commotion he was stabbed once, but was quickly treated and released.

NBC New York has the descriptions of the two suspects, who are still at large:

The armed suspect is described as a dark-skinned Hispanic man between 25 and 35 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighing 150 pounds. He was seen in the video wearing a Yankee hat, blue jeans, a black hoodie with white trim, and tan work boots.

The second suspect is described as a light-skinned Hispanic man, also between the ages of 25 and 35, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He was seen in the video wearing a baseball hat and a blue wind breaker with gray sleeves.

Apple a day…etc.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 28, 2011

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