Father and son stabbed outside pizza shop slam NYC crime surge

The daddy and son duo hailed as heroes for combating off a pack of goons robbing an aged girl close to their Queens pizza store mentioned Wednesday town’s crime scourge has pressured them to take public security into their very own arms.

“Folks have to guard themselves, as a result of the federal government shouldn’t be doing it,” Cazim Suljovic, 68, informed The Put up from his mattress at Elmhurst Hospital, the place he’s recovering from a punctured lung and 9 stab wounds. 

“There is no such thing as a legislation. Because of this the folks do it. You may stand exterior your individual door, with many individuals on the street, and also you’re nonetheless not protected.” 

On Saturday night, Cazim and his son Louie, a 38-year-old army veteran, have been toiling at their Elmhurst pizzeria, Louie’s, when the daddy noticed a 61-year-old girl being robbed exterior of their restaurant.

Robert Whack, 30, his brother-in-law Supreme Gooding, 18, and a 3rd, un-apprehended suspect had allegedly stolen the Korean girl’s purse and stabbed her within the again, prosecutors mentioned. 

“I see a girl on the ground and three folks round her. I say, ‘What are they doing?’ They’re robbing her,” Cazim recounted, calling the perpetrators “f–kng bastards” and “animals.” 

Elmhurst hospital showing injuries of Louie Suljovic
Louie Suljovic suffered a stab wound to his again.

He ran out of the eatery to assist and referred to as his son to comply with.

“My father chased them. He referred to as my identify and I chased with him,” Louie, who can also be recovering from a punctured lung, recalled from his hospital room. 

“I caught as much as them and we began an altercation, as a result of I wasn’t going to let these guys go.”

Cazim and Louie began combating with the boys, who took out knives and stabbed them.

“One particular person stabbed me within the again with a knife. It went in by means of the left facet proper close to my backbone and it punctured the left lung. It deflated the left lung,” Louie mentioned. 

The pizza parlor owned by the Sulijovics where the assault attacked.
Louie Sulijovic and his father, Cazim Sulijovic, got here to the help of a stabbing sufferer exterior of their pizza parlor.
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“My father was attacked by the opposite man and stabbed a number of instances as a result of the opposite man’s a coward. He desires to beat up a 61-year-old girl however he can’t take a 68-year-old man on a one-on-one. He’s beating your ass, so now you must use a knife since you’re a coward.” 

The NYPD quickly arrived on scene and took Whack and Gooding into custody and charged them with theft, assault and prison possession of a weapon. Gooding was individually hit with an tried homicide rap and Whack was charged with prison possession of a managed substance after cops discovered suspected heroin on him.

Within the two weeks previous to Saturday’s assault, Whack and Gooding allegedly beat up two others – together with a 75-year-old girl they stole $2,500 from, cops mentioned. Whack has one prior arrest for fare evasion in 2016 and Gooding has no different prior run-ins with the legislation.

Louie mentioned his father was stabbed within the arms, again and stomach however has pulled by means of and after surgical procedure, is “doing good.” 

“He’s a beast,” the son mentioned of his pops, an Albanian immigrant. 

“He walked – walked – to the emergency room at Elmhurst Hospital. I went again to the store and that’s when the ambulance got here.” 

Cazim, who’ll have to spend a couple of extra days within the hospital, mentioned “sufficient is sufficient” with town’s crime. 

Louie Sulijovic and his father, Cazim Sulijovic
Louie Sulijovic (left) and Cazim Sulijovic are recovering from stabbing accidents.
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“It’s enterprise as standard for these folks – ‘Take her bag and let’s go,’” Cazim mentioned. 

“You may’t let it go. I’ve a mom. I’ve sisters. Thank God I solely had fingers [to fight with]. If I had one thing else, a unique story would have occurred.”

Louie mentioned he hopes Mayor Adams is ready to clear up town and do extra to guard crime victims. 

“If he seems to be de Blasio 2.0, he’s going to must be faraway from the realm as nicely, since you want any individual who’s a pacesetter, who must make town proper once more,” mentioned Louie. 

Louie Sulijovic and his father, Cazim Sulijovic
Louie Sulijovic helps present the injuries on his father’s again.
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“The police want to have the ability to do their job, not be vilified. It offers criminals an entitlement, and after they have an entitlement they are going to do no matter they need. After they know they’ll’t get in hassle it creates a brand new kind of prison.” 

Regardless of the accidents he and his dad suffered, Louie mentioned he has no regrets. 

“We weren’t going to let these folks get away with attacking a poor aged Asian girl. We don’t permit that to occur. We attempt to stick up for everyone that we will,” the veteran mentioned. 

“Regardless that this occurs to be a consequence of it, we might do it once more.”

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