Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ex-Marines beaten by mob in Coney Island


A wolf pack of at least 30 thugs viciously attacked two hero ex-Marines in Brooklyn after they rescued a teenage girl who was being assaulted, police and witnesses said yesterday.

And when the brother of one of the former servicemen tried to come to his rescue during the July 25 melee in Coney Island, he was beaten into a coma.

The former leathernecks, Valentyn Olenyev, 23, and Boris Bukler, 22, Russian émigrés who served tours in Iraq, were walking a female friend to her parked car on West 23rd Street at 12:30 a.m. when they spotted two men holding the screaming teen by her hands and legs.

"She was yelling, 'Help!'" said Olenyev. "I asked her, 'Do you need help?' She said, 'Yes!"

"It wasn't our intention to get into a fight," said Bukler. "We said, 'Let the girl go, and we'll leave.' We told them, 'Stop.'

"She was screaming, and all we did was look to help her. I got a bottle smashed over my head, and after that, I started fighting. But I got beat down.

"I was getting my ass kicked by 50 people."

Their friend called Olenyev's brother, Ivan, 22.

"When I showed up, there were a lot of people there, people on the left and people on the right, and then - 'Boom!' - I got hit and passed out," Ivan told The Post from his hospital bed.

Police sources said he was pounded senseless by 240-pound Timothy Dixon, 23, who was swinging a metal baseball bat.

Ivan suffered multiple facial fractures and will require plastic surgery.

The NYPD is looking for Dixon, who remains at large.

The teenage girl fled after the melee.

The two former Marines, meanwhile, insist that the violence had racial overtones, although the assault has not been labeled a bias crime.

Bukler said, "Those in the crowd were yelling, 'Hey, white boys, you're in the 'hood now!' We were yelling back, 'We don't care - we live here!'

Hey is it 2008 or 1988?


Anonymous said...

God bless those Marines jumping in to help a helpless victim.

But following proper military procedure would have required them to call in for back up first.

When they find Dixon, he ought to be staked out and have his ass kicked!

Anonymous said...

Funny how this did not really make the news.

Wonder what Rev Al and the Sharptones would say if it did?

A Better NYC said...

This is a perfect example why cops don't quickly respond to 911 calls in the projects.

Too many of the residents in these crappy neighborhoods are total animals.

Diana said...

Both are friends of mine, i visited Ivan at the hospital yesterday, poor guy has his whole face broken and i think is loosing his mind :( Valentine didn't get hurt though. He's the marine.

Anonymous said...

I agree - funny how this didn't really make the news. I hate that racial attacks on whites just don't even get acknowledged but white on black crimes are breaking news. If this were the other way around, it would be on the news for a week and updated when it went to trial.

Fucking shame.

Anonymous said...

yeah sounds like them girls from the north what kind of gang goes around molesting children and jumping 2 guys when you have 30 people on your side. Come to Texas coney island and meet me and my homeboys in H-town so we can show you how to act civilized,and how to have some respect.

Anonymous said...

I guess this area is out of the purview of adjoining Brighton Beach mob bosses, otherwise these perps would already be dog food!

Maybe somebody ought to go and have a talk with "don" Ivan and cut a deal for some justice!

Anonymous said...

Because da Rev'rund Al Sharpie
is probably too busy porking his mistress in that posh Ditmas Park house where he keeps her, far away from Coney!