A 72-year-old cancer survivor was left with bleeding on the brain when he was knocked out in broad daylight on a West Village street, law enforcement sources and the victim said on Tuesday.
Retired cabbie Donald Lathrom was listening to his iPod while walking to his home from a local deli around 5:30 p.m. when a punk standing on the sidewalk near the corner of Jane Street near West Street smashed him in the face.
The sickening attack was caught on surveillance video, which shows a stunned Lathrom tumbling into a doorway and hitting the sidewalk before the suspect bolts across the street, where a friend was waiting, cops said.
Such a mystery. So strange. We apparently have no idea at all what sort of “punk” would do something like this.
I’ll bet you’re shocked, shocked by this, right?