VIDEO: Bronx Man Gets Knocked Out, Then Robbed By Bystanders

A Bronx man remained in intensive care after he was attacked, and then robbed, in a city crosswalk.

Bronx, NY – Instead of helping a man who had been knocked unconscious in the middle of a crosswalk on June 18, several New Yorkers picked his pockets while his assailant snapped pictures of his handiwork (video below).

Police have arrested 22-year-old Luis Rivera, whom they believe was the man featured sucker-punching 37-year-old Fernando Levano in surveillance videos from nearby businesses, the Daily Mail reported.

The attack occurred at about 6:11 a.m. at the corner of Aqueduct Avenue and Buchanan Place in the University Heights section of the Bronx, police said.

In the video, Levano was crossing the street when he was approached by two men, one of whom punched him in the head.

The victim fell to the ground unconscious, and initially, Rivera and his companion walked quickly away.

Bystanders approached the victim, the video showed. But instead of rendering aid or calling for help, they rifled through his pockets and stole his cell phone.

Then, to add insult to injury, Rivera reappeared in the video, as Levano laid unconscious in the street.

Rivera approached Levano and got a good look at him, the video showed. Then he squatted down next to his unconscious victim’s head and took pictures of his handiwork.

Afterwards, video showed Rivera and his companion exchanged a high-five of celebration.

Levano was eventually transported to St. Barnabas Hospital where he remained in serious condition with a skull fracture, the Daily Mail reported.

His attacker has been arrested and charged with assault. Rivera remained in police custody.

You can watch the entire brutal series of events in the video below:

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LEO0301
LEO0301

Well, well, well...look at all the common denominators doing what they do best.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Showing your ignorance again, huh?

A Dominican knocked out a Puerto Rican. Last time i checked, I'm neither Dominican not Puerto Rican.

Have you ever in your life met anyone that doesn't look exactly like you? Just wondering.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - look at the people rifling through that poor man's pockets. They sure look like the common denominators I'm used to seeing.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Here, let's ask someone much more familiar with the Bronx, since I'm only partially familiar;

@bronx163, if you're around, what are the most probable races of a Rivera and Levano in the U-Heights area of the Bronx?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 I also noticed you've been miiiiighty quiet on the mass shooter report in Annapolis. As a former officer, shouldn't you want to speak your peace on that situation?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - a common denominator doesn't necessarily have to be black, Felon. It's a person who has no respect for others. There are lots of them around nowadays. I'm not sure if you keep up with the news, but respect for our fellow man seems to be a thing of the past. I mean, watching this video, what kind of person takes advantage of someone who was knocked out with a sucker punch? Feral animals, right?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Ah, so by your definition of lowest common denominator (which is wrong thematically, because lowest common denominator would technically equate to lower middle class, white,and conservative in this country), the shooter from yesterday would also apply, right? Or the crooked cops in Baltimore? How about officer Slager?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - if you're trying to get me to defend bad cops, that won't happen. They are very much like you, lowest common denominators.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 I'm not asking you to defend bad cops. I'm asking you to defend your definition. So you're saying lowest common denominator doesn't have to be black? Understood.

With that said, why haven't you referred to any of the numerous white mass shooters or cop killers as lowest common denominators before? I get it if you want to call bad people that in general, but you have only ever used it in a very specific sense.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - awe, sweetie, are you feeling left out? I'll try to remember to use your moniker when whites commit crimes so you feel better about yourself. Nah, just kidding. I'll use the term whenever I personally feel it's appropriate.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 I know you will. I just wanted to see you say it. I've backed you into enough corners, and now that you've said it, there's no further need for us to interact. I'll block you now, take care Snowflake.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@realDonaldTrump Is this what you had in mind with a block button? I got a script to work on my computer, but I haven't figured out how to get it to work on my phone yet. Thoughts?

HCD_is_my_bitch
HCD_is_my_bitch

big ole dick

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

Where is BLM now? Why don't they care about this guy?

HCD_is_my_bitch
HCD_is_my_bitch

Aw look at them nice passerby's checking on the injured victim, maybe they're just making sure no one else already stole from him while he was unconscious.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@davidebrwn the serious answer is they finally learned that protesting isn't worth shit, and if you want to change things, you have to win public offices, which they have been doing.

the non-serious answer is there is no police involvement. they protest police unjustly killing, not people getting knocked out.

HCD_is_my_bitch
HCD_is_my_bitch

You can vote for BLM now????

Mrs10
Mrs10

@davidebrwn His life doesn't really matter since it didn't involve white cops. Nor do the lives of any of the numerous non-white-cop-involved murders that happen on a daily/hourly basis.

Mrs10
Mrs10

@Hi_estComnDenomn Serious question about your non-serious answer. I honestly DO want to know the answer to this - not trying to bait you or just stir trouble. Does BLM, at a national or even local level, do any type of anti-violence/anti-crime campaigning to reduce black-on-black assaults/murders? A lot of us on here ask these questions but not quite so forthrightly or not always with respect so I'm posing them with both. Why does BLM (as a representative group with notoriety especially as anti-police) go again police but seemingly does NOT address one of the greatest threats to black youth, which is other black youth?

Mrs10
Mrs10

To punch a man who is walking down the road (even if there's bad blood between the two) is despicable. To step over/around his unconscious body and then to rob him is absolute deplorable. Hopefully they catch every single person on this video. And that they are shamed when this reaches social media. Every single person on here - the assaulter, the pickpockets, the passers-by should all be paying his medical bills. Of course, this is NYC, a liberal playground - they'll probably all be told to sin no more and the victim will be cited for jay-walking or loitering!

LEO0301
LEO0301

I figured out the solution to getting rid of HCD. Annoy and badger him enough and he will block you. If I knew that's all it would take, I would have made more of an effort.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Mrs10 No worries, I don't get 100% bad vibes from you. You're one of the few on here who I honestly don't mind arguing/discussing with.

BLM does do plenty at the local level, but rarely is it covered in the news. The media jumped on them because it was sensational, and just as quickly, jumped off when they found nothing new to report on. But, BLM is not at all the most effective local tool for rebuilding black communities. I don't personally support BLM for my own reasons, but I do like how they have recently turned their attention to getting elected in local offices. All the protesting bullshit has gotten them nothing; someone finally learned that if you want to make changes, having a voice in the government is the way to go.

But much more importantly than BLM, and more direct to your question about addressing threats to black youth, there are community programs going on in all the areas that certain people love to bring up; Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, etc. But I'm certain no one here knows of programs in those cities where black tradesmen have been training the youth with skills like electrician, drywalling, paving, etc out of their own pockets and through donations. Those youth are starting to flip abandoned houses and sell them at very reasonable costs back to the neighborhood.

The reason this is not known and widely shared is to avoid raising attention of interlopers, and mainly the media. Specifically in and around Detroit, which for the most part the media has abandoned, they're going to have a field day when they realize that blacks, hispanics and muslims are working together on rebuilding certain sections on their own terms.

Here is a short article about a bunch of these programs that are flying under the radar. The house-flip training program is called Flip the Script, which also includes free suits from a neighborhood tailor for men and women to interview, job and skill rehabilitation for nonviolent ex-convicts and tradesman programs that will allow them to get jobs just about anywhere houses are being built:

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Mrs10 If you're interested in another big mover and shaker in the black community who offers real estate lessons on how to "buy back the block" to urban areas around the country, look up Jay Morrison. He's an up-and-coming real estate mogul, passing on his lessons to others like him that grew up in bad situations. His current mission is to rebuild Black Wall Street in Tulsa, OK. And he has a great shot at doing it.

Heezels
Heezels

@HCD thanks for the info. Well done.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

No problem.

LaneysSis
LaneysSis

How awful !!! My God what animals...no wait I support many animal charities so to even equate these POS to animals is not correct. They are inhumane cold-blooded barbaric heartless excuses for things that walk upright on this earth.

Glenn B
Glenn B

Baltimore cops huh? You mean the 5 black officers and 2 white officers?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Glenn B You might not be familiar with me. I believe a bad cop is a bad cop, no matter what race. I also believe good cops that refuse to call out bad cops publicly are pussy, and are just slightly less to blame for the bad cop actions.

Afterall, police are 99% good, with only a few bad apples apparently. With those kinds of stats, there should be no fear in publicly outting bad cops.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - I'm curious why you don't call out the bad black politicians like Maxine Waters and people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? They have more influence and the potential to do bad than any police officer. I've know numerous police officers who have called out the bad behavior of their co-workers. To say it doesn't happen is disingenuous. You really have no clue how a police department operates.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 "you really have no clue how a police department operates."😂 you had to throw that in there because i told you to stay in the shallow pool didn't you?

You don't need to know how a department works to call out bad cops publicly. You have a camera, tell your story and put it out there. Again, since i hear 99% of cops are good, there should be virtually no threat of retaliation.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - this is kind of funny. I wonder how long I can keep you going before you threaten to block me again? I do have another question for you. What other felonies have you committed that you haven't admitted to yet?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Also, you say you know many officers who have called out bad cops. That's great, but i don't know that many. And that's my point.

Cops that don't call out bad cops publicly are pussy and are almost as accountable as bad cops. What do they have to be afraid of?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 You don't have to convince me of anything. No cop in person or otherwise can ever answer that question. You guys are afraid of something, though its not logical to be afraid since you claim the vast majority of you are good and we have whistleblower laws in place for your protection.

That leads people to believe either you're mostly bad, or the good ones are pussy.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - I developed a new way to block people like you. It's called "stop responding". Genius! This will be my last comment to you, Felon. Have a nice life tainting other peoples food and sucker punching old men.

angeleyes
angeleyes

the "passerbys" should be turned in and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and so should the ones who assaulted the man.

1962chevy
1962chevy
Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn said (edited): @Mrs10 No worries, I don't get 100% bad vibes from you. You're one of the few on here who I honestly don't mind arguing/discussing with. BLM does do plenty at the local level, but rarely is it covered in the news. The media jumped on them because it was sensational, and just as quickly, jumped off when they found nothing new to report on. But, BLM is not at all the most effective local tool for rebuilding black communities. I don't personally support BLM for my own reasons, but I do like how they have recently turned their attention to getting elected in local offices. All the protesting bullshit has gotten them nothing; someone finally learned that if you want to make changes, having a voice in the government is the way to go. But much more importantly than BLM, and more direct to your question about addressing threats to black youth, there are community programs going on in all the areas that certain people love to bring up; Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, etc. But I'm certain no one here knows of programs in those cities where black tradesmen have been training the youth with skills like electrician, drywalling, paving, etc out of their own pockets and through donations. Those youth are starting to flip abandoned houses and sell them at very reasonable costs back to the neighborhood. The reason this is not known and widely shared is to avoid raising attention of interlopers, and mainly the media. Specifically in and around Detroit, which for the most part the media has abandoned, they're going to have a field day when they realize that blacks, hispanics and muslims are working together on rebuilding certain sections on their own terms. Here is a short article about a bunch of these programs that are flying under the radar. The house-flip training program is called Flip the Script, which also includes free suits from a neighborhood tailor for men and women to interview, job and skill rehabilitation for nonviolent ex-convicts and tradesman programs that will allow them to get jobs just about anywhere houses are being built: http://www.skillman.org/blog/25-black-men-making-detroit-stronger/

You are a joke. BLM don't do sh*t but look for trouble so they have something to protest about and be on TV.