Moment vicious mob beats man walking his dog in Queens amid rising violent crime in the Big Apple 


The moment a mob of violent teens attacked an off-duty FDNY firefighter walking his dog in New York City was caught on video.

The firefighter, 44, was walking his Labradoodle Dylan, 3, in Juniper Valley Park in the Middle Village neighborhood of Queens around 9:55 p.m. on Friday. 

Suddenly, the father-of-three was swarmed by ‘at least 100 kids,’ he told the New York Post – while one called out that it was ‘Fight Night.’

‘They just picked me out and approached me,’ said the firefighter, who told the outlet he wished to remain anonymous.

He said one of the teens took of his shirt and declared ‘I could fight you’ while everyone else took out their cell phones. Some of the footage has gone viral online.

‘They all came at me,’ he said. ‘A kid came up behind me and hit me in the back of the head with a bottle and I let go of the dog.’

The moment a mob of violent teens attacked an off-duty FDNY firefighter walking his dog in New York City was caught on video

The firefighter, 44, was walking his Labradoodle Dylan, 3, in Juniper Valley Park in the Middle Village neighborhood of Queens around 9:55 p.m. on Friday

The firefighter, 44, was walking his Labradoodle Dylan, 3, in Juniper Valley Park in the Middle Village neighborhood of Queens around 9:55 p.m. on Friday

The video shows his pooch barks at the kids before someone grabs his leash

The man is seen in the top right as he tries to defend himself from the group of teens

The video shows his pooch barks at the kids before someone grabs his leash, while he tries to defend himself from the group of teens

The firefighter said that the kids 'were going crazy' and claimed they were 'high as a kite' before he got hit out of nowhere

Cops confirmed that he was hit in the back of a head with a glass bottle

The firefighter said that the kids ‘were going crazy’ and claimed they were ‘high as a kite’ before he got hit out of nowhere. Cops confirmed that he was hit in the back of a head with a glass bottle

The video footage, which appears to start in the middle of the attack, shows the man put up his fist while his pooch barks at the kids before someone grabs his leash. 

The firefighter said that the kids ‘were going crazy’ and claimed they were ‘high as a kite’ before he got hit out of nowhere.

‘I got hit, turned around, that’s when the kids started coming at me,’ he told the New York Post. ‘Then I was on the floor, holding one kid.’

He was eventually saved from the beatdown when an ambulance pulled up.

‘They were waiting by the park,’ the smoke-eater said. ‘If they weren’t there I would have been in much worse condition.’

Cops told the New York Post that the man was hit in the head with a glass bottle, and that no arrests have been made.  His dog was saved by a Good Samaritan and not hurt during the attack.

‘I’m a little lumped up. What are you going to do? Thank God I’m still here. It could have been worse,’ the firefighter said.

He said the park has become a hangout spot for rowdy teens and noted that he found three knives in the park on Saturday.

Curtis Sliwa, the longshot Republican candidate for mayor of New York City, also shared the video on Twitter and said the firefighter was attacked when he asked the teens to stop setting off fireworks. 

‘NYPD from the 104th precinct were there but did nothing,’ claimed Silwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels.

He told the New York Post that the group will begin patrolling the park starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Curtis Sliwa, the longshot Republican candidate for mayor of New York City, said the firefighter was attacked when he asked the teens to stop setting off firework

Curtis Sliwa, the longshot Republican candidate for mayor of New York City, said the firefighter was attacked when he asked the teens to stop setting off firework

According to data from the NYPD, there were 484 incidents of felony assault in New York City for the week of July 12 to July 18. That number is down 3% from the same recording period last year.

However, felony assaults so far this year were up 5.9% by July 18 compared to the same date last year. There have been 11,550 incidents of felony assault this year, with 10,906 last year.

Misdemeanor assaults were up 10.7% from 684 in 2020 to 757 in 2021 for the week of July 12 to July 18, the data shows. So far this year there have been 18,333 misdemeanor assaults compared to 18,312 last year, a 0.1% increase.

It was not immediately clear whether – if any of the teens are ultimately arrested – they would be charged with either felony or misdemeanor assault for the attack.  



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