New Yorkers Ignore Dying Man on Sidewalk for Over an Hour

New York Stabbing
John P.

What you are going to see here is seriously pathetic. It’s hard to watch this video and not be angry at basically everyone in New York. But keep in mind that people in just about every really large city are equally guilty of the same sort of apathy, so I hope this serves as a wakeup call.

According to the New York Post, Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax was coming to the aid of a woman involved in some sort of an altercation when he was fatally stabbed in the chest several times. He then collapsed on the sidewalk where over the next hour and a half he bled to death while 25 people walked by – none of whom bothered to call emergency services!

Of course my first question is, where the hell is the woman who Hugo saved? She saw him get stabbed in the chest a few times and then just left? I hope she rots in hell…


  1. says

    This reminded me of that lady that fell over in a hospital waiting room and doctors left her there for hours before checking on her. She was dead when they got to her, but they know she was there on the floor the entire time. It was caught on camera too. People are too stupid for words sometimes.

  2. says

    This news is simply sad. Why are people so afraid to help ? Ok, even if people fear that it is a hoax or a set-up or some kind of trap, they can at least grab their cell phones and call for help. In that way, authorities will handle the situation. I would hate for something like this to happen to me or a loved one and have people refuse to help. I once saw a youth getting attacked by a mob of other youths. I did not even think twice to call the police and they were there in minutes. Why couldn’t any of these people in the video do the same ? ):

  3. Jenny says

    From my experience in catering, all be it many years ago, I can assure you the majority of the 38.5% of the UK populace who claim they tip 10-15% are lieing – and I cannot imagine things have got any better since then, lol

  4. i11uminous says

    In the 2004 movie Collateral, the character played by Tom Cruise talks about similar situations in which he justifies himself killing others, because no one really cares about a single mundane life, everyone would just gladly go about their own lives. As he himself is near death on public transportation, he asks something along the lines of, “How many hours will his dead corpse go around each stop before he is noticed that he is dead?”

    It is eerie and sad knowing that Hugo Alfredo makes the social commentary from a character of a Hollywood film credible.

  5. says

    That’s really disturbing and shows a sad state of humanity. Everyone pretty much has a cell phone these days, how long does it take to call the police – maybe 20 seconds?

    It’s a shame, those people should be disgusted with themselves.

  6. John Daly says

    I think this is absoluetly disgusting, I lived in nyc for about 6 years and I might be guilty of minding my own business alot but to actually budge a dead man and keep walking?? It reminds me of that story from the 90’s in queens where a lady was being killed, screaming for an hour and no one bothered lifting a finger to call the police. Gross.

  7. teresa says

    I wish he was alive and I also hope god punishes all the people who walked and forbiddon took that pic and moved him and didnt help

  8. says

    I’m all about self preservation, but your cell phone is used for every aspect of your life these days. Are you telling me you can’t use it to call 911 as you are walking and tell them that their is a guy laying face down on the sidewalk? One guy took a picture of the dead guy according to the news report. He took enought time to take a picture. Why couldn’t he call 911?

    The woman could have been scared out of her wits, but she had to see the guy get stabbed. She couldn’t call 911 after she got to whatever safe place that she went? Making excuses for people not getting involved makes it ok for people to let that guy die.


    • says

      Believe it or not, Brian, not everyone owns or carries a cell phone.

      Not that that’s an excuse, mind you. Just a data point. It’s easy to assume things about people and situations. Perhaps she called and was unclear about the location of the incident. Or maybe they took a while to respond – maybe she didn’t know that her rescuer was stabbed (notice he was RUNNING in the opposite direction, chasing the attacker). Police are not always quick to respond to reports of an attempted robbery (especially if they have no reason to think that the victim stuck around, or that anyone was hurt).

      The guy who took pictures? The one who shook the body and then walked off? They’re the ones who should rot in Hell.

  9. says

    Exactly @pop unless you’re in a similar situation you wouldn’t know what you would do and jumping to conclusions about the people who walked by the dead dude is not the right thing to do.

  10. pop says

    I’m not sticking up for the 25 people who walked past, since a guy has been stabbed in the chest it’s rather obvious there is something wrong, but I would like to come to the aid of the woman who left. If she was in a serious situation, and someone who came to her aid was attacked, do you think she’d stick around for it to happen to her? Now I’m not saying it’s a nice thing to do, and I’d like to think I wouldn’t leave, but human nature is the surivial instinct, without being in a similar situation no one knows how they would react. Just a pause for thought.

    • says

      I understand her flight also, but I too wondered where she was and why wasn’t the police summoned! Surely she was there and also heard all the news about the incident! Her guilt probably will end her up in a place with other crazy insensitive people….hum-m-m?

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