Good Samaritan Helped Victim After Forsyth Street Attack

Stanton Street and Forsyth Street.

Stanton Street and Forsyth Street.

There’s more today on the brutal beating of a woman early Saturday morning near Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

As we reported yesterday, the victim was knocked unconscious, according to police, by 23-year-old Devin Brown. The incident, at the intersection of Forsyth and Stanton streets, happened at around 6 a.m. Brown was taken into custody and charged with assault and drug possession.

Channel 7 talked with the victim’s grandson, who says she had gone outside to collect cans for recycling. “Her face looked really swollen, the doctor had to put a tube in her mouth entirely so she could breathe properly..it’s just horrible,” the grandson said.

The Daily News reported that the 61-year-old woman, “suffered bleeding on her brain, and needed to be intubated after the Saturday attack.” A good Samaritan apparently came to her aid during the incident. More from the News:

Police sources said the attacker, Devin Brown, 23, was looming over the victim on Forsyth St. near Stanton St., by Sara D. Roosevelt Park, when a passing motorist noticed her legs sticking out from behind a tree at 6 a.m. The witness got out of his car and asked Brown what he was doing, and Brown twice yelled out, “She robbed me!” Except the woman was bleeding from the mouth and unconscious, and he was repeatedly slamming her head into the ground, sources said.

According to a criminal complaint, there’s surveillance video showing the attack. Brown is accused of searching the victim’s pockets for money before he fled the scene. The witness called 911. The woman was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, while cops caught Brown on Eldridge Street.

Brown is being held on $500,000 bail.