Ronald and Alanna Russo were attacked by a group of teenagers, ranging from 12 to 18 years of age, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, according to a Monday report in the New York Daily News. Specifically, the incident occurred at an intersection near Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn.
The Russo couple is white and the attackers are black. According to authorities, racial slurs were cast upon the Russos during the attack.
According to the report, the group of attackers was comprised of 10 black teens including a 12-year-old girl. They surrounded the Russos’ car, beat the husband of the pair and pulled the wife by her hair to the pavement. According to papers in the court, some of the attackers were screaming “Get those crackers” and “Get that white whore.” They were also repeatedly called “white motherf-----s.”
Though not widely reported until the weekend, the racial incident occurred last Monday at approximately 7 p.m. ET when the group of youths was crossing Avenue U at East 58th Street in the shopping center in Mill Basin. The Russos had a green traffic light and the husband honked at the group to clear the roadway. After he honked, the band of youths kicked the Russos’ car and the husband got out to check for damage. According to the report, that’s when the physical violence against the couple began.
Ronald Russo, 30, was dragged to the ground, punched and kicked in the head. The result of the attack gave him a fractured nose, a broken septum, a blood clot and abrasions to his shoulder blade. He was taken to Beth Israel Medical Center.
His wife, Alanna Russo, 30, was trying to call 911 when the girl in the group grabbed the woman’s hair and threw her to the ground. From being thrown on the hard pavement, she suffered a black eye, bleeding and also had difficulty breathing. She, however, refused medical attention after the attack.
The groups scattered, but two of them were caught – Kashawn Kirton and Daehrell Finch – and were arrested for the attack and for having stolen the man’s iPhone.