Esther Guzman, a 63-year old woman who was assaulted with a suitcase in New York. A 44-year old man hit her mercilessly with a suitcase on a NewYork sidewalk.
Esther was standing on the sidewalk of street 51st in 10th avenue and she was about to cross the path when a man attacked her and brutally beat her.
Guzman said the stranger started shouting curses before hitting her. He delivered blows and throws her to the ground in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood at 12.01 am on January 1.
In surveillance video from the scene, it can be clearly seen that he beat her brutally.
The man was identified as Micheal Lee and he is 44 years old.
The woman said: “My eyes went boom. I got a big bump here on my eyes, but the time I know I was bleeding, I came home, left my baggage and I took a cab to the emergency room.”
Guzman returned to the scene to obtain the video. She said that she tried her best to removed her attacker from the area.
She said she was afraid to leave her home for more than 50 years.
A store owner in that area said about the attacker: “I had an encounter with him, where he lives. I told him to never come back here anymore. He’s come by several times. We called the police but they never arrived on time.”
Michael Lee was arrested Wednesday night on charges of assault, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon, after a two-week search.