Yes, we live in a relatively safe neighborhood, but even here, it pays to be careful....especially when one is distracted while talking on a cell phone.
According to a flier attached to a lamp post on Smith Street, a 30 year-old woman was assaulted by two teenage girls last Friday, October 1 at 9 PM on 3rd Street near the Gowanus Canal Bridge as she was talking on her phone. The teens attached the victim by striking her head and face with a metal padlock. Luckily, the woman was rescued by passersby.
The flier was written and posted by the victim, who hopes to warn others that even in this neighborhood, such attacks can happen. There is no indication if the police were involved nor if the girls were arrested.
Back in June, a similar flier was taped to the same lamp post.