In an exclusive surveillance video obtained by Eyewitness News, a man is seen smashing the driver’s side window of an ambulette about to drop off a patient at home.
“You don’t expect this to happen in front of your house and it’s pretty horrifying,” said eyewitness Peter.
The scene happened right outside Peter’s house in the Baychester neighborhood of the Bronx.
The driver of a Mercedes-Benz reportedly started throwing things into the ambulette miles away from where the altercation took place.
Peter arrived just seconds after the suspect smashed the windows and found the ambulant workers in shock.
“The drivers of the ambulatory were excited and the man told me that he had just been attacked in a traffic accident,” said Peter.
Moments after that window was broken, the driver of the ambulette gets out to confront the suspect, but his van was still moving forward.
That’s when his partner jumped into the driver’s seat to stop it.
“In our backyard — front yard — that’s crazy,” said neighbor Beverly.
Not only were the ambulant drivers in danger, but there was also a patient in that ambulance who was being transported home from surgery along with his mother.
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They are Peter’s tenants.
“That made me even sicker,” said Peter. “I know these people, they’ve been my tenants for years, very good people.”
The lack of respect for life has outraged and concerned many residents.
“He can pull a gun and anyone in the street can be shot,” Beverly said.
“The man who did the swinging they need to catch him because he put a lot of people in danger, the person in the ambulette,” said neighbor John Admore.
Witnesses say the suspect fled the scene seconds after breaking the ambulette’s window
No arrests have been made yet, according to police.
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