A heroic Bronx parking garage worker thwarted a robbery when he somehow managed to push a suspect wielding a massive butcher knife and his alleged accomplice out of the building, police said.
The attendant's weapon of choice? An apple.
Authorities say two suspects, one armed with a knife, walked into the garage on East 143 Street just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday and demanded cash. When the 58-year-old victim refused, the armed suspect stabbed him in the torso, police said. The suspects fled the scene without any property.
The unidentified victim was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released.
The terrifying exchange was captured on surveillance video and police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects.
The armed suspect is described as a dark-skinned Hispanic man between 25 and 35 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was seen in the video wearing a Yankee hat, blue jeans, a black hoodie with white trim and tan work boots.
The second suspect is described as a light-skinned Hispanic man, also between the ages of 25 and 35, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He was seen in the video wearing a baseball hat and a blue wind breaker with gray sleeves.
Anyone with information about the suspects or the attempted robbery is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
Individuals can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or via text to 274637(CRIMES), then enter TIP577.