Pinay Nurse Passes Away After Homeless Theft Knocked Her Out in New York
A Pinay nurse has succumbed to head injuries she suffered after a homeless theft suspect assaulted her in New York City.
A 58-year-old health frontliner from Bayonne, New Jersey has passed away after she was allegedly knocked down by a fleeing homeless theft suspect. The authorities believed that the culprit is suffering from a mental disorder.
The Philippine Consulate General in New York confirmed the incident their social media account. The group identified the health worker as Maria Ambrocio who passed away after her life support has been removed.
Ambrocio suffered a head trauma and needed a life support due to the incident. It is the latest in the series of violent acts abroad involving a mentally incapacitated foreign national against a Filipino.
The unidentified suspect has been placed under the custody of the police authorities, according to Ambrocio’s niece, Michelle Sta. Maria Magalona. The lady said that her aunt caught the suspect after snatching a mobile phone.
The group said mostly senior citizens are the victim of violent assault committed by mentally-incapacitated individual.
Here is the full post:
“We grieve with the rest of the Filipino Community over the death of our kababayan, Maria Ambrocio, a 58-year-old health frontliner from Bayonne, New Jersey, who is the latest victim of deranged individuals on the loose in New York City.
Maria’s passing was announced shortly after she was removed from life support a few hours ago. She had been on life support for the head trauma she sustained on Friday afternoon after she was knocked down by someone who was described as a mentally disturbed homeless man.
Maria was walking with a kababayan near Times Square after visiting the Philippine Consulate General when she was struck by the suspect who was reportedly being chased after grabbing a mobile phone from someone.
The incident is the latest in the series of violent acts committed by mentally-ill individuals against members of the Filipino Community in New York City since the start of the year.
Beginning January, we have seen several of our kababayan, most of them senior citizens, violently assaulted by individuals with mental health issues.
We have joined calls for authorities to take the necessary steps, including heightened police visibility, to protect the public after we noted the surge in anti-Asian hate incidents that targeted some of our kababayan.
We also supported calls for authorities to take the necessary measures to address mental health issues, especially among the homeless.
We reiterate these calls as we mourn our loss but we also ask ourselves: How many more Maria Ambrocios do we have to mourn before the streets would be made safe again?”
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