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Almost "bought it" today. [Aug. 12th, 2006|11:57 pm]
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At about 5:30pm on Saturday, I was leaving a flea Market on Union Turnpike and Parson Blvd to go to the Rite Aid that’s across the street. While crossing the street I was attacked and almost killed. The person did not say a word to me just grabbed my left arm and tried to stab me. I was able to block his weapon and break free. The person was male light skin black or dark skin Hispanic, late 20’s about 5-11 190-200lbs, dark short hair, light t-shirt, no sleeves.

If you are in that part of Queens Please watch yourself.
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[User Picture]From: sinboy
2006-08-13 04:22 am (UTC)
Good lord! I'm glad you're OK!
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[User Picture]From: lordlnyc
2006-08-13 04:26 am (UTC)
Thanks. I am glad that I was able to think/act quick. The person was aiming for my chest.

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[User Picture]From: indifferenthues
2006-08-13 05:27 pm (UTC)
still think the hospital should have offered you an antiretroviral though!
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[User Picture]From: singjook
2006-08-13 06:24 pm (UTC)

My two cents

A 28-day PEP regimen is a really difficult course of medication to take from what I understand (only heard about it).

I'm hoping, though, he was advised suitably about the risks and options. I hope he at least got a tetanus shot immediately. Separately, I hope he can/will get Hepatitis A & B vaccinations (at least B) just in case.
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[User Picture]From: lordlnyc
2006-08-13 06:55 pm (UTC)

Re: My two cents

Went to the ER and go a tetanus last night. I plan to see my doctor asap.
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[User Picture]From: singjook
2006-08-13 04:29 pm (UTC)
Hello there. I came here via the ny comm. I just wanted to add separately that if you report to the NYPD and get a report #, etc., I suggest also filing a report with the NYS Crime Victims Board so that it may expedite any possible financial reimbursements or whatever at a later date (such as for counseling, legal services, possibly even medical or whatever).

Also, if you believe there is any potential for having been attacked due to a bias motivation, I would suggest calling the NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project and reporting this. (No, they don't serve only the LGBTQ community though that is their focus.) They are a 24/7 hotline, but I do suggest calling them during the regular weekday office hours and give them the complaint report # then, too. The reason for reporting it to them is partly for statistical purposes for their own general sense, but also if this is bias-related, they may be able to give you additional resources and advocacy work as relevant. This is really scary and infuriating crap to deal with and they can give you some info. and resources that cops don't usually know or address.

I'm glad you're okay. You're a good guy. Good luck, be careful, and don't let this shut you down.
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[User Picture]From: singjook
2006-08-13 04:30 pm (UTC)
Crap, sorry about the bad formatting.
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[User Picture]From: lordlnyc
2006-08-13 05:45 pm (UTC)
Can not say for sure if it's a bias attact. Don't know that my attacker would know the fact that I am a supporter of the GLBTQ community and have many pins on my leather vest stating that fact. But he was way to far away to see them when he stated his attact. I never saw him before and was never anywhere near him.
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[User Picture]From: singjook
2006-08-13 06:19 pm (UTC)
Okay. No clue what motivates assaults with no clear motive (money/robbery didn't seem to be a direct incentive, nor if there were no comments exchanged).

As it is, I definitely suggest that you contact some other crime victims services type of thing and consider filing a CVB report in case you need future restitution, or just want to be reimbursement for stuff like counseling, or whatever. (AVP also does CVB reporting and stuff too, btw. They are a fabulous crime victims advocacy service.) I know I may be harping on the entire idea of crime victims services, but but since it was something I've learned about not too long ago, I like to spread the word. There are a LOT of potential services for crime victims out there (not just the CVB which is federally mandated) and you never know when it might be something you'll need later on (even if in the immediate aftermath you don't think you'll ever need it).

Best wishes and take care.
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From: evilsausage
2006-08-14 01:15 am (UTC)
Wow that's disturbing.
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[User Picture]From: lordlnyc
2006-08-14 01:29 am (UTC)
Yes it is
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From: evilsausage
2006-08-14 02:53 am (UTC)
Well cool that you survived.
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[User Picture]From: lordlnyc
2006-08-14 03:37 am (UTC)
Thanks
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[User Picture]From: leswamp
2006-08-14 05:01 am (UTC)
I'm just glad you're ok and really stunned.

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[User Picture]From: lordlnyc
2006-08-14 05:05 am (UTC)
Thanks
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[User Picture]From: debkitty
2006-09-22 03:35 pm (UTC)
First, let me apologize for not commenting on this earlier. I guess a lot of it is I didn't know what to say, as I was flabbergasted.

I'm catching up on LJ a bit today, and read about him killing someone else. I only wish more people read your LJ so that more people would have been aware this psycho was around. Maybe then he wouldn't have been able to kill the man he did.

Lord life is scary sometimes.
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[User Picture]From: lordlnyc
2006-09-22 04:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Well I reported it also on the newyorkers and queensnyc communities.

Some one that saw my post there (do not remember which) commented that they have family what live on the block and I asked them to ask their famaily member to find out if they heard anything about it.
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