According to the Post, a 75-year-old woman was beaten with a nail-studded wooden plank by a homeless man in midtown yesterday evening. Police confirmed the woman was discovered bleeding from the head with bruises all over her body after being attacked by a suspect with a 2-by-4 piece of wood. “I stepped outside and saw a woman laying near a puddle of blood,” said witness Rasheeda Kin, a security guard at a building nearby.
Andre Lineaux, 51, allegedly attacked the woman at East 40th Street near Madison Avenue at around 6:15 p.m. “I was just cleaning up and looking out the window when I noticed a guy was following her down the street,” said witness Carmarino Mendez. “He looked like he was harassing her and yelling at her." Witnesses say that's when Lineaux starting hitting her with a five-foot, 2-by-4 piece of wood. “I saw him hit her across her face with something and beat her when she fell,” said Mendez.
Lineaux has been arrested; the victim was taken to Bellevue, where she is being treated for a laceration to the head, as well as possible skull fracture and possible broken arm.