Wednesday, April 16, 2008

If Attacked in Park Slope, Don't Fall Into a Flowerbed

We're not sure what's more compelling about this tale of an attack on Sixth Street in Park Slope by a group of teens: the attempted mugging and attack or the resident who got upset the victim fell on her flowers. We're leaning toward the latter as it seems to be one of those utterly classic tales of that Special Park Slope Something. It comes from the Park Slope Forum on Brooklynian:
Saturday night at about 11pm I was walking with some friends on 6th street. When we got to 6th and 6th Avenue we ran into a group of about 10 kids ranging in age from 14 to 18 years old. They told us to give them money and when I refused one of them pushed me over a fence into someone’s flowerbed. The owner of the house came out and started screaming at me (?!) for destroying her flowers. The kids all thought it was a big joke and just egged her on. Luckily, we saw a cab and jumped into it but not before one of the kids took a swing at me and punched me in the face. If that lady hadn’t come out to yell at me or if we hadn’t been able to grab that cab I don’t know what would have happened. I called 311 the next day but they were less than impressed.
To complete the picture, the original poster admits to having been drunk at the time of the attack, but notes he was with some sober companions. So, let's recap: A Park Slope resident--either a recent buyer or an old timer--comes out to find someone sprawled on her flowers surrounded by nearly a dozen teenagers and her first reaction is to be worried about the flowers? As in, "Honey, that bastard is dying on my pansies?" Ah, to be attacked in the Slope, stumble dying onto someone's flowers and hear someone screaming at you for killing their flowers. What a way to go.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

In her defense, she probably had no idea that the person in the flowers was being attacked. For all she knows, it could've just been a bunch of kids goofing off.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm all for someone intentionally going after this flower bed. People in my PS neighborhood are absurdly self-centered and the parenting is pathetic.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Slopers wonder why everyone hates them.

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story is so "one sided"... the person who landed in the woman's flowers was drunk...
If he/she were sober enough to explain the situation to the woman she might have had a different reaction.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't this victim call the police? That night? Not the next day. If these kids were really trying to mug people and there's a big pack of them, kinda easy to catch them if you call it in the cops soon enough! I think the victim is as selfish as the homeowners with the flowerbed. Didn't want to ruin his buzz by having to call the cops. Therefore allowing these kids to go on to victimize someone else.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you post the address of this flower bed please?

1:01 PM  

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