Shocking moment man stabs another in Brooklyn smoke shop after he was asked to say ‘thank you’ for holding open the door
- A 37-year-old man, who has not been identified, was stabbed two times around 10.20pm outside of 4th Ave Tobacco Road Corp in Park Slope on Tuesday
- The pair got into a verbal dispute after the victim was unhappy the other man didn’t say thank you for holding the door
- ‘Why didn’t you say thank you for opening the door?’ he reportedly asked
- After throwing each other inside the store, the fight continued outside, where the victim allegedly taunted the other man to ‘stab me if you can’
- He was stabbed twice, once in the throat and once in the abdomen and was pronounced dead by the time he arrived at the hospital
- The suspect, who has not been found, allegedly took off down the street
Shocking surveillance footage showed the moment a man was fatally stabbed in a Brooklyn smoke smoke for not saying ‘thank you’ to the man who held the door open for him.
A 37-year-old man, who has not been identified, was stabbed at least two times around 10.20pm outside of 4th Avenue Tobacco Road Corp in Park Slope on Tuesday after he became angry and asked the suspect why he didn’t thank him.
The suspect has yet to be identified.
The victim reportedly asked the other man: ‘Why didn’t you say thank you for opening the door?’ witness ‘The other guy said: ‘Yeah, I didn’t tell you to open the door for me,’ Alsaidi recalled.
A 37-year-old man (pictured in white), who has not been identified, was stabbed at least two times around 10.20pm outside of 4th Avenue Tobacco Road Corp in Park Slope on Tuesday
The victim reportedly asked the other man: ‘Why didn’t you say thank you for opening the door?’ and the witness reportedly replied: ‘Yeah, I didn’t tell you to open the door for me’
He was stabbed in the abdomen and throat and was pronounced dead when he arrived at the hospital. The suspect (pictured in black on the bike) is still at large
Surveillance footage of the brutal attack shows the victim, wearing a white shirt, getting in the suspect’s face. Moments later, the suspect, wearing black, pushed him away and the victim launches at him.
He then grabs at the suspect’s neck with his hands, pulling him several feet forward by the throat.
The two men eventually got turned around and as they come back into view, the suspect can be seen violently shoving the victim, but not before he was dragged to the ground by his neck.
The pair then went outside the store, where the victim can be seen slapping the suspect several times.
Stop employee Kharef Alsaidi said he tried to deescalate the situation, but was unable to
The victim allegedly told the other man: ‘Stab me if you can do it.’
Witness and shop employee Kharef Alsaidi told ABC 7 that the victim slapping the suspect is ‘what got him to stab him.’
He then reportedly fell back into the shop entrance bleeding heavily, screaming: ‘He stabbed me, he stabbed me.’
Surveillance footage shows the man swipe twice at the victim, once in the abdomen and once at the throat.
The victim was taken to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The employee said he had tried to deescalate the problem and get the suspect to put the knife away but it did not work.
‘I tried to deescalate the problem by telling the guy: “Just put the knife away.” He’s not worth it. It’s not worth it,’ he said. ‘I did my best to deescalate, but nothing worked.’
Police have not yet caught the suspect, who left the scene on his e-bike. He was heading south on Fourth Avenue toward Carroll Street.
Sources said that the man wore a black sweater, white shirt and jeans and was carrying a black backpack.
The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made.
Overall crime is up 34 percent compared to the same time last year in the Big Apple
New Yorkers have experienced a high number of crimes over the past few years since the onset of the pandemic.
Overall crime is up 34 percent, finally starting to come down in the past few months.
Felony assaults, rape, and robbery are all up 17, 10, and 38 percent, respectively.
The NYPD does not keep an open public recording of the number of stabbing victims.