City: New York
A group of rowdy teens in Manhattan reportedly "went berserk" and began pounding their fists into the body of a 63-year-old Vietnam veteran one day in July, eventually stabbing the Queens man over a wisecrack he made regarding their behavior. The raucous group of eight girls was reportedly being so loud "you couldn't hear yourself think" around 6 a.m. one day as their 6 train approached the 23rd St. station, prompting the man to air his grievances. In response, the ravenous group pummeled the man with punches, leaving him bracing for cover on the train. One girl yelled "cut him" before an 18 or 19-year-old drove a knife into his left shoulder, leaving behind a wound that required seven stitches.