Man Allegedly Caught On Video Kicking Senior Citizen In Vicious Subway Attack
A subway rider filmed Marc Gomez, 36, on a cell phone camera repeatedly kicking the 78-year-old victim in the face on a Bronx train.
BRONX, NEW YORK — Cops say a subway rider filmed Marc Gomez, 36, allegedly kicking a 78-year-old woman in the face on a Bronx train.
A man allegedly caught on video kicking a homeless senior citizen on a New York City subway has been arrested and charged with assault.
A subway rider allegedly filmed Marc Gomez, 36, on a cell phone camera repeatedly kicking the 78-year-old victim in the face on a Bronx train, police said. The attack reportedly happened on March 10 at around 3 a.m.
In the video, which has been widely shared on social media, the woman can be seen trying to shield herself with her hands — while other riders did nothing to intervene.
As Yonkers resident Gomez left the train, he allegedly told people recording him to upload the clip to the World Star Hip Hop website, which features violent video clips.
An EMS crew treated the victim, who suffered bleeding and swelling from cuts on her face, according to police. The victim sustained a cut above her left eye and bruising to her face, the New York Daily News reported.
Gomez was arrested on Saturday after the video was uploaded to social media, and the NYPD received several tips from people claiming to recognize him. He has been charged with assault and harassment and is jailed on a $30,000 bond.
Police say that the attack appeared to be unprovoked. But Gomez's partner, Alicia Cox, told the New York Daily News that Gomez attacked the woman because she had threatened to stab them. Cox said that the incident began after their 11-year-old daughter reclined on a seat behind the senior citizen woman on the northbound 2 train.
"As soon as my daughter lays down, the lady goes, ‘Oh, what are you doing?’ So Marc goes to her and says, ‘Excuse me?’" Cox said. "He turns to her and says, ‘Ma’am I’m not bothering you, I’m not trying to do anything to you. We’re just trying to get home, My daughter is trying to sleep.’ And she goes, ‘Oh, I don’t care, I’ll punch her in the head.’”
Cox claimed that the woman continued to threaten to “stab you” and “kill you” and said that Gomez began to get agitated. She said that when she, Gomez, and her daughter started to leave the train, the woman threatened to stab them again — and claims that she remembers “seeing something shiny.”