NYC: Black Gang Beats Older Gay Hispanic Man to Death in $1 Robbery on Christmas Eve

NYC: Black Gang Beats Older Gay Hispanic Man to Death in $1 Robbery on Christmas Eve

A gang of black men robbed, chased and beat a gay Hispanic couple on Christmas Eve in the Bronx section of New York City, with the older man in the couple savagely beaten and left for dead in the street as no one stopped to help, not even a passing MTA bus driver.


A man was beaten to death as he left a Bronx McDonald’s in a violent robbery attempt caught on camera over $1 — and no one stopped to help.

The 60-year-old man, identified by police as Juan Fresnada, of the Bronx, was leaving the fast food restaurant on Christmas Eve with his partner when a group of men attacked, the NYPD said.

Family friends said Fresnada was known as Cuba. Neither Cuba nor his partner speak much English, and tried to get away, but were chased.

…Almost as stunning as the attack was the lack of response from anyone who passed by on the busy street. Multiple people, cars and even an MTA bus drove by his body, and not one stopped to check on the man lying in the street.

Eventually Cuba’s partner was able to run back to him and get help…

Juan Fresnada died Friday afternoon at the Bronx hospital where he was taken in critical condition after the attack early Tuesday. His partner Byron Caceres, told the New York Daily News that Fresnada suffered the fatal blows while trying to spare him and urging him to run to safety, which he did.

He “tried to defend me,” said Caceres He said he had been unable to summon help because he doesn’t have a cellphone.

The gang of attackers took $1 dollar and fled into the night.

It is unsure as of this time if it was a targeted hate crime.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS

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