The video captures the stunning moment the alleged car thief jumps off FDR Drive and lands next to unsuspecting women – real New Yorkers – who immediately turn and walk away from the crippled suspect
- The suspect, identified as Ismael English, 20, is seen fleeing the scene after allegedly stabbing Lyft driver Yadav Kumar Dhungel to death in the unprovoked attack
- English attempted to steal several cars on FDR Drive on July 11 before they veered off the freeway
- English landed next to three unsuspecting women eating ice cream; The trio stood for a moment, stared at the suspect, and then moved on
A suspected car thief fell off FDR Drive as he tried to flee and landed on the ground in a crumpled heap – before three women did the first New York thing possible and walked away from the stunning scene.
A new video was released on social media this week showing the bizarre July 11 rampage in which the suspect, identified as Ismael English, 20, was seen fleeing the scene after allegedly stabbing Lyft driver Yadav Kumar Dhungel, 36, who was driving the Tesla in the unprovoked attack.
Surveillance footage showed English running across FDR Drive, attempting to steal two other vehicles and jumping headfirst through the rear window of one of the vehicles.
Seconds later, the thug was seen sitting on the ledge of the concrete barrier near the Manhattan Bridge overpass. English dangled from the ledge, holding on to the concrete barrier with only one hand before falling 30 feet onto the concrete pavement and landing near three unidentified women.
With English in pain, the ice-eating trio didn’t let the drama sway. They paused to stare at the injured man, then walked away and got on with their day.
The suspect, identified as Ismael English, 20, was seen sitting on the side of the Manhattan Highway on July 11 after attempting to mug his Lyft driver
Seconds later, English was seen dangling from the overpass near the Manhattan Bridge, holding onto the concrete barrier with only one hand
The woman, who appeared to be deep in conversation, appeared to pause briefly before staring at the crippled suspect and then walking away
Officials said English was the passenger in the Tesla until he reportedly stabbed the Lyft driver at 2:30 p.m.
The Lyft driver’s victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he underwent surgery.
English, was arrested and treated for his injuries at Bellevue Hospital. He was later charged with attempted murder, officials said.
Dhungel’s friends were stunned by the afternoon’s car theft attempt, describing him as “a hardworking…a gentleman…and a family man.”
It was later determined that his condition was stable while he remained in the hospital.