Justice appears to have been served after a disturbing viral video that captured a young man walking down the street and suddenly shoving an elderly woman to the ground in New York City.
31-year-old Rashid Brimmage is in custody and apparently has a long history of arrests. A career criminal with over 100 arrests, including sexual assault and “punching people.” Brimmage’s unprovoked attack on a defenseless elderly woman shocked and disturbed people everywhere.
The woman spoke out about the incident and says she’s “terrified” to walk around town. ABC 7 reports:
Police have arrested a suspect in a random attack on a 92-year-old woman in Manhattan, and the victim is speaking out about her harrowing ordeal.
Video shows the suspect walking down Third Avenue between 15th and 16th streets in Gramercy Park around 3:30 p.m. on June 12 when he suddenly pushes the woman and keeps walking.
“I’m frightened to tears,” she said. “I’m not going to walk there on my own, and it’s very upsetting. It’s very upsetting.”
The woman recounted the story and was clearly upset about the whole ordeal, and rightfully so.
WNBC-TV reported that Brimmage is an “NYPD co-response client, which means police have responded with social workers when dealing with him.”
The retired school teacher who is his latest victim used to feel safe going around the city, but not anymore. “it’s very upsetting,” she said fighting back tears, when explaining she would not be venturing out alone anymore.