On Easter Sunday around 5 p.m., Greenpoint resident Chanan Aksornnan (aka @chefbaobao, owner of @Baoburg) her boyfriend (who prefers not to publish his name), and their 4 pets were victims of an assault near the playground on Driggs Ave, and Lorimer St at McCarren Park.
Full story in English shared by Patrick Chipthamrong on Facebook:
The incident started when the family’s cat, @ponzucoolcat, was accidentally injured by a child the couple did not know, according to Chanan.
The boy ran into the leash and sent the cat flying into the air and fell onto the ground very hard.
Ponzu twitched on the ground uncontrollably. Ms. Bao Bao quickly turned around to look at the child.
Instead of stopping, the child kept dragging Ponzu.
Several adults who were connected to the child went to confront them and physically attacked and injured Chanan, her partner, and their dog and bird, who usually accompany them to McCarren for daytime strolls.
“The family not only did not offer any apology nor remorse,” Chanan said. “They immediately began a verbal abuse which escalated into a physical assault. I got punched and kicked by 3 women.”
Meanwhile, Chanan’s boyfriend was punched, his nose and glasses broke, and he required emergency surgery the following day.
Ponzu succumbed to his injuries and died in the park.
Bystanders helped break up the incident, capturing photos and video that was later shared with the NYPD, when Chanan filed a police report following the attack.
Now, the 94th Precinct is asking for testimonies from witnesses.
⚠️ Anyone with information regarding the attack can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rest in Peace Ponzu.