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The Bobster
06-09-2019, 07:52 AM

Chilling video captures crazed customer swing machete at hapless deli clerk
By Alex Taylor and Laura Italiano
June 8, 2019 | 11:02pm | Updated June 8, 2019 | 11:46pm


Chilling video shows the moment a crazed, angry customer — known only as “Ricardo” — marches into a Hell’s Kitchen deli, swings a machete at the clerk behind the counter, then spins on his heel and leaves without appearing to say a word.

The blow to the victim’s left shoulder sends the injured man to the floor of the store, Liberty Bagel & Deli on Ninth Avenue between West 48th and 49th streets.

He clutches his shoulder as another employee rushes to his aid.

The attack happened at 11:15 Saturday morning, and by evening police were still seeking the attacker, who they say left his blade behind at the scene.

Fellow deli worker Gurpreet Singh, 30, said Saturday night that victim Sukhdev Singh, who received 8 to 10 stitches to his arm at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, remains in shock.

Doctors told him that if the blade had struck at another angle, it would have cracked his collar bone.

“He has no idea what happened or why it happened. He was standing at the counter reading and the guy, he just came out of nowhere.”

Lately, “Ricardo,” who often bought beer, sandwiches and soda at the deli, had been acting strange, the worker said.

“He was always drinking a beer,” he said. “Day by day, he started to look like a bum.” Employees often kicked him out for bringing open containers of beer into the store, he said.

“We never allowed that,” Singh said. “He always had an issue because of that.”

The Bobster
06-09-2019, 08:01 AM

Man slashed by machete-wielding maniac in Hell’s Kitchen deli
By Stephanie Pagones
June 8, 2019 | 9:02pm | Updated

A man being treated after being slashed with a machete in hell's Kitchen. Michael Dalton

A man was attacked by a machete-wielding maniac in a Hell’s Kitchen deli Saturday morning, cops said.

The 35-year-old victim was at Liberty Bagel & Deli on Ninth Avenue when the stranger walked in and lunged at him with the weapon, striking him in the shoulder. He then ran off, leaving the blade behind.

The victim was taken to Roosevelt Hospital with a non-life-threatening wound to his left shoulder.

Police are examining video of the attacker, who was still on the loose.

He’s approximately 5-foot-9 and was wearing a black hat, black sneakers and a white shirt. :mad:

06-11-2019, 05:51 AM

Homeless man arrested in disturbing machete attack on deli worker

A homeless man was picked up hours after allegedly hacking at a helpless deli worker with a machete in Hells Kitchen, police said Sunday.

(Raceless)Rigoberto Reyes, 57, was arrested just after 2 p.m. Saturday on charges of assault, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal tressing passing, according to police.

Reyes, known locally as “Ricardo,” allegedly marched into Liberty Bagel & Deli on Ninth Avenue, between West 48th and 49th streets, at 11:15 that morning and swung the long blade at the 35-year-old worker.

Sukhdev Singh had to get 8 to 10 stitches to his arm at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, according to another worker.

The chilling encounter was captured on a surveillance camera inside the deli.