67-year-old William King has been a Bronx resident for over 40 years. As a Sunday school teacher, he was never the type to cause trouble for anyone, but that didn’t stop trouble from coming to him.
King was simply walking down the street of his longtime neighborhood when a black male assaulted him in broad daylight. A home surveillance camera caught the footage of the attacker knocking King to the ground and punching him relentlessly while a second man acted as a lookout.
“I got a cut above over my eyelid, and the side of my face is numb – I can’t open my mouth that well and I had a lump the size of a baseball on the side of my head,” he told ABC New York.
King says that he didn’t think he was attacked for money, but it was more about the color of his skin.
“I believe it was a racial attack – they weren’t trying to rob me, I had money on me and my wallet and all. They weren’t trying to rob me,â€ he says.
King is having a hard time respecting the humanity of his attackers.
â€œThey’re animals. Theyâ€™re not human â€“ theyâ€™re not human at all,â€ he says.
The men seen on footage have not been identified or caught by the police.