Manhattan woman is thrown from a Citi Bike and punched by two thugs who blocked a Midtown bike lane as cops hunt the attackers who were filmed brazenly walking away
- A young woman suffered serious injuries when she was allegedly attacked Friday
- She was riding a Citibike in Manhattan when two men threw her to the ground
- The woman was punched in the jaw and she sustained bruising all over her body
- She posted footage of the men walking away on Twitter in a bid to identify them
A young woman suffered serious injuries when two men allegedly threw her from a Citi Bike and beat her in Manhattan.
The incident happened at West 35th Street on Friday night when the culprits blocked a bike line as the victim rode toward them on Eighth Avenue.
The woman, who is in her twenties and asked not to be identified, said the men ran towards her and laughed when she made eye contact with them.
She posted footage on Twitter of two men following the attack in a bid to help identify them.
‘This is in no way a case of a pedestrian bumping into me [accidentally] and a fight breaking out,’ the woman told the New York Post.
A young woman suffered serious injuries when two men allegedly threw her from a Citi Bike and beat her in Manhattan. She filmed the men walking away on Friday night after the assault
The men are seen brazenly walking away following the vicious attack on the female on Friday night on the Northwest corner of 35th street and 8th avenue in Midtown
‘Two men started running towards me and locked eyes with me and started laughing. I think their goal was to knock me down — so they body slammed me.’
The woman said she was cycling home at around 10 pm after she had dinner with friends.
She was near West 35th street when the pair threw her from her bike for some unknown reason.
The incident happened at West 35th Street on Friday night when the culprits blocked a bike line as the victim rode toward them on Eighth Avenue. The woman suffered bruising and was badly shaken after the attack
The victim claim she feels lucky she was not more seriously injured during the violent ordeal
The woman said she confronted the two men and they subsequently set upon her.
‘I asked them what the matter was. What the f**k did you just say to me?’ she said the man shouted as he grabbed her by the arm and knocked her off her bike.
That man hit the woman in the jaw and the force was so strong that he also hit her shoulder.
‘The punch was so strong it knocked me down. And then on the ground, he hit me again and said, “that’ll teach you,” Ina said.
She said she started recording the men with her cellphone camera and she was extremely scared during the ordeal.
The incident happened when the culprits blocked a bike line as the victim rode toward them on Eighth Avenue. The woman was cycling a Citibike
She later posted footage on Twitter of two men walking away but their faces are not shown in a bid for the public to help identify them.
It shows the two men, who appear to be heavily set, walking towards a subway station. One is wearing a blue t-shirt while the other is wearing a white t-shirt.
In her post she wrote: ‘I was a victim of violent physical assault. Please help me identify these men in the video.
‘Was hit off my Citi Bike, and senselessly beat. Attack unprovoked. Happened Tue 9/10 9pm, NW corner of 35th & 8th. Same block as Midtown South Precinct. Any info would be appreciated.’
The woman had bruising on her face and shoulder from the attack. However she claimed she feels lucky she was not more seriously injured during the violent ordeal.
She said that she reported the incident to the police and claimed the man had several tattoos. One man had a picture of a gun on his neck.