“There were two guys – one had a hood on and a bandanna over his face. He grabbed me from behind and put a gun to my head. I was crying. I was agreeing with everything he wanted me to do. He said, ‘Don’t even think of f- – -ing screaming. Don’t f- – -ing scream. Don’t f- – -ing scream.”
After feeling sorry for this poor girl, I couldn’t help but notice that this is two blocks from my apartment. But then I realized, the 6th Precinct is on that block!! Those guys did this within yards of the police precinct!! The 6th Precinct is on 10th between Bleecker and Hudson. I had been thinking about how these muggings were all within blocks, all around me, and I didn’t remember until just now how close they’re doing this to the 6th Precinct, too.
The police were out in force last night though, as I said. I believe they’re doing what they can to address the problem. I have to say, when I was out last night, I didn’t get the sense that a lot of the girls walking around read or watch the news. I’m not saying anyone should hide out, but definitely be a little more aware of your surroundings when you know someone out there is specifically targeting you.