The hero pizzaman who fought off two knife-wielding muggers as they tried to rob a girl outdoors of his Queens slice store known as on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to be faraway from workplace for being smooth on crime.
The store proprietor, Louie Suljovic, 38 and his father, 68-year-old Cazim Suljovic, have been each stabbed as they stepped in and fought off a pair of knife-wielding muggers who have been attempting to rob a 61-year-old girl in entrance of the pizzeria on Baxter Avenue close to Judge Street in Elmhurst.
While his jurisdiction is in one other borough, Louie blamed Bragg’s insurance policies for surging crime within the metropolis.
“In New York City nothing changed, crime kept going up and up. Why? ‘I can do whatever I want because I know I will not get in trouble for it,’” Louie instructed The Post earlier than a press convention outdoors of his store.
“You have men like the DA of Manhattan saying he will not prosecute. What does that tell you? That means he needs to be removed, because he is not going to do his job.” Suljovic, who suffered a collapsed lung within the assault, added.
The father-and-son, crime-fighting duo lept into motion Saturday night time after they noticed the suspects attempting to rob the girl in entrance of the store, police stated.
As they fought off the muggers, Cazim was knifed 9 instances and Louie suffered a stab wound to the again, about an inch from his backbone.
“Overall it just sucks. I don’t feel right. I am struggling to breathe a little bit,” Louie stated. His father continues to be recuperating within the hospital.
Despite the accidents, Louie stated he would do it once more with out hesitation – as a result of he’s a New Yorker.
“Absolutely I would do it again, in a heartbeat. Why would I do it again knowing full well the consequences? That’s the way we are. You can’t change who you are,” he stated.
“I’m here to help my neighbors. At night time I can go to sleep easy knowing I did something to help somebody else,” he added.
“I’m not a hero, I’m a New Yorker. New York is not the same no more. There’s no more of that New York strength. We used to take care of our neighbors,” he stated.
Police arrested two suspects after the melee Saturday, authorities stated.
Robert Whack, 30, and 18-year-old Supreme Gooding have been taken into custody over the assault. Both have been charged with theft, assault and legal possession of a weapon.
Whack was additionally discovered with a considerable amount of what cops imagine was heroin and was hit with a legal possession of a managed substance cost, police stated.
Additional reporting by Ben Feuerherd