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Deranged man pours tomato juice on three women shopping at Manhattan CVS as city crime soars 


Deranged man pours tomato juice on three women shopping at Manhattan CVS as city crime soars

  • A man wearing a ski mask randomly poured V8 juice on three women shopping at the CVS at 51 Astor Place. around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday
  •  Speaking to DailyMail.com, one of the targeted women recounted the unsettling incident, but said she remained called and the incident was only one-in-a-million
  • Seckler, who has lived in the area for over 40 years, planned to do routine shopping at the Astor Place CVS store before she was approached by the man 

A deranged man poured tomato juice on women at a Manhattan CVS during a random unprovoked attack as city crime soars. 

A man wearing a ski mask randomly poured V8 juice on three women shopping at the CVS at 51 Astor Place. around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Speaking to DailyMail.com, one of the targeted women recounted the unsettling incident, but said she remained called and the incident was only one-in-a-million.

‘I was walking through the doors and the man turned around and threw tomato juice on me,’ Valery Seckler said. 

Seckler, who has lived in the area for over 40 years, planned to do routine shopping at the Astor Place CVS store before she was approached by the man. 

Speaking to DailyMail.com, one of the targeted women recounted the unsettling incident, but said she remained called and the incident was only one-in-a-million

Deranged man pours tomato juice on three women shopping at Manhattan CVS as city crime soars 

‘I was walking through the doors and the man turned around and threw tomato juice on me,’ Valery Seckler said

A man wearing a ski mask randomly poured V8 juice on three women shopping at a Manhattan CVS. Above, one of the victims  pictured right after the attack

A man wearing a ski mask randomly poured V8 juice on three women shopping at a Manhattan CVS. Above, one of the victims  pictured right after the attack

V8 juice stain on the floor at the CVS where the attack unfolded

V8 juice stain on the floor at the CVS where the attack unfolded 

As she was walking through the door, the man poured the tomato juice and proceeded to exit. 

‘I did see him turn around but I had no idea that he was going to throw tomato juice at me… He made sort of a gesture movement and turned around and kept walking in the other direction,’ Seckler added. 

‘I took a moment to realize what had happened exactly … then I thought of getting some help cleaning up.’

While Seckler says she was not shaken up by the experience,many New Yorkers have expressed fear about rising unprovoked random attacks. 

While the New York Police Department recorded 370 more robberies, 354 more felony assaults, and 342 more burglaries than last year, citywide shootings have seen a drop of 29.1 percent, falling from 148 cases in April 2021 to 105 last month.

In January 2022, Mayor Adams unveiled a comprehensive plan to combat the surge in crime, which included increased foot patrols as well as the revival of a plain clothes unit named Neighborhood Safety Teams. 

Yet the initiatives have bore little fruits as crime continues to rise, with murder and rape being the only crimes to see a down tick between April 2022 and April 2021. 

MAY 2021 vs MAY 2022: As of May 1, overall crime is up 41.6 percent so far this year compared to last year

MAY 2021 vs MAY 2022: As of May 1, overall crime is up 41.6 percent so far this year compared to last year

While Seckler says she was not shaken up by the experience,many New Yorkers have expressed fear about rising unprovoked random attacks

While Seckler says she was not shaken up by the experience,many New Yorkers have expressed fear about rising unprovoked random attacks

The attack happened at CVS at the 51 Astor Place. around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday

The attack happened at CVS at the 51 Astor Place. around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday

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