GUN Woman fights for life after psycho goes on knife rampage in NYC

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  1. t1h

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/cri...woman_fights_for_life_after_psycho_goes_.html

    Woman fights for life after psycho goes on knife rampage

    BY ALISON GENDAR, JOHN LAUINGER and CHRISTINA BOYLE
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

    Sunday, October 7th 2007, 4:00 AM

    A shirtless madman wielding stolen knives went on a bloody midtown rampage yesterday - stabbing a restaurant worker and a psychologist walking her dog before being shot by an off-duty cop, authorities said.

    Deranged Lee Coleman stood wild-eyed over the dog-walker, methodically plunging a knife into her body and face over and over - even pausing to change knives as the woman lay in a pool of blood, screaming for help.

    The crazed mental patient got into several confrontations while running up Second Ave. near 35th St. before he took aim at Susan Barron, 67, who was walking to church to have her dog blessed, sources said.

    Barron, who lives in the neighborhood, was stabbed at least 10 times in the face, neck, arms and abdomen, leaving her badly mutilated, witnesses said. She was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition.

    "He was chopping down on her," said Andrew Fink, 29, who was getting into a cab when the attack took place. "I saw him hit her at least 10 times. She was screaming and crawling along the street and people were running away.

    "It looked like she was trying to crawl into the intersection. She was crying out in pain. He looked very intent. He was systematically bringing the weapon down on her."

    Police said Coleman, 38, has a history of mental illness and has been in and out of psychiatric clinics. He was off his medication, sources said.

    He has prior arrests in Georgia in 2001 for child abandonment, assault, theft and receiving stolen property. He was also arrested in 2004 in New Jersey, but police were unclear on the charges.

    Coleman's frenzy along Second Ave. began shortly before the 10:40 a.m. stabbing. His first stop was Starbucks on 32nd St., where staff caught him rifling through drawers behind the counter, police said.

    He left empty-handed and walked a few blocks north to a deli, engaging in an argument with a person there.

    Coleman then walked to Texas Smokehouse restaurant. He asked to use the bathroom, but instead went behind the counter and stole four knives.

    Chef Amarjit Singh, 56, was slashed across the face and neck as he tried to stop Coleman, police sources said.

    Singh fled the restaurant onto Second Ave. followed by Coleman, who came face-to-face with Barron at the corner of 35th St. and, without warning, turned the knives on her.

    Barron - wearing a neck brace from a recent accident - fell to the ground, holding her cane in one hand and her black Scottish terrier, Velvet, on a leash in the other, but the attack continued.

    Coleman was seen standing over Barron, stabbing her and slashing her body "like a piece of meat," sources said. "He had so many knives that he had to put some down on the ground" while he stabbed her with others.

    Despite being badly injured, Singh returned to the scene as Barron was being attacked, rushed into the restaurant and grabbed towels and aprons to stem her bleeding.

    An off-duty NYPD Transit cop, Gregory Chin, who was on vacation and had been eating at the Gemini diner near where the attack took place, spotted the mayhem and intervened.

    "Drop it, drop it, drop the f------ knife," he screamed at Coleman, a police source said.

    Coleman ignored Chin's order and advanced aggressively, wielding the knives, forcing the cop to fire one round with his off-duty weapon, hitting Coleman in the stomach.

    Two bridge-and-tunnel officers helped wrestle Coleman to the ground, where he continued to resist arrest after he was wounded, witnesses said.

    "Clearly this guy [Chin] is a hero," said Allan Chapin, 66, who witnessed events from the diner window. "This guy saved a few lives. He [Coleman] was wrestling like crazy, and it took four policemen to subdue him and get the cuffs on."

    Coleman had been especially upset over an ongoing problem with a girlfriend, sources said.

    Family members met with Coleman Friday night and convinced him to see a psychiatrist, sources said. But Coleman bolted as relatives tried to shuffle him into a car to drive him to the doctor.

    Singh was hospitalized at Bellevue in serious but stable condition, while Coleman was in stable condition at the same hospital. Coleman was charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

    Chin was given a sobriety test - which he passed - under a new and controversial NYPD policy introduced last Sunday.

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    see guiliani? ban guns and the criminals will just use knifes :hsugh:
     
  2. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    "Susan Barron, 67, who was walking to church to have her dog blessed"

    I stopped reading right there
     
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    Ban knives.
     
  4. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Knives? It was clearly God's fault. If God hadn't A) caused the woman to believe in Him, B) established a religion that compelled her to seek a blessing for her dog, C) make the crazy guy crazy, and D) invented the dog, then she never would have been there to get stabbed in the first place. Put the blame were it belongs instead of passing more knee-jerk, feel-good legislation.












    Ban God.
     
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    This story has everything, a stabbing, a dog, a church, a cop, a psychologist, a shooting, a field sobriety test, victim in stable condition and bad guy in custody. It just goes to show that crazy stuff no one ever would expect happens every day.

    That lady has got to be pretty tough at 67 to survive 10 stab wounds, even if it was a relatively small blade.

    One final thought, I wonder how much if any press this would get if this had taken place in a location where concealed carry was allowed and it was a civilian instead of a off-duty.
     
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    Well since she can't have a gun in NYC, she should of atleast got a real dog.
     
  8. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    NY PBA is up in arms about it, all OIS's, on or off duty, get breathalyzed immediately now as part of evidence gathering.
     
  9. KingOfBabTouma

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    not that this loon could ever have gotten to me but if he could I would prefer my dog.....he's not aggressive at all, unless you mess with someone he likes, very protective of my youngest son, and he prolly would enjoy eating a crazy persons face.

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  11. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Even WMD isn't safe from the cock pics now. :wtc:
     
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    wtf? what the hell were all the witnesses doing while she was getting stabbed? :ugh:
     
  13. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Running away and being good witnesses. Duh!
     
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    that's what I was thinking. "he just kept stabbing her" well, get your ass in there and stop him :mad:
     

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