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'He hit me hard': 75-year-old woman punched in random NYC attack speaks out

April 5, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Judith Thomas, a 75-year-old woman punched in the face in yet another random unprovoked attack in New York City, is speaking out as the search continues for her attacker.

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- A 75-year-old woman punched in the face in yet another random unprovoked attack in New York City is speaking out, this as the search continues for her attacker. Judith Thomas was walking on Lenox Avenue near 118th Street on Easter Sunday afternoon when the man approached and suddenly struck her. She was knocked to the ground and suffered a cut lip and a swollen face. "My tooth went through my upper lip, and that hurts," she said.

He hit me hard. "Detectives spent Monday morning canvassing the area, looking for any clues that could lead them to the suspect. Residents who live nearby said they were shocked and saddened to hear what happened. "I don't understand why people do things to hurt other people that have nothing to do with them," Mike Zarate said. MORE NEWS: Bronx shooting leaves 1 dead, bystander hurt; 2 arrestedBut Thomas, a petite woman who's still recovering from her injuries, refuses to be intimidated"We can't let the psychos take over the city," she said.

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