Two teenagers in Houston, Texas have been placed under arrest following a brutal robbery that left a woman paralyzed which was captured on video. The violent “jugging” attack occurred after the woman was observed making a withdrawal from a bank.
According to Fox News, Joseph Harrell, 17, and Zy’Nika Ayesha Woods, 19, were placed under arrest over a month after Nhung Truong, 44, was brutally attacked on February 13th. Their arrests were announced at a Friday press conference.
Footage from surveillance cameras shows a black male suspect dressed in a red, white, and black sweatshirt with the ‘Air Jordan’ ‘Jumpman’ logo, dark shorts, and sneakers accosting Truong after the mother of three made a withdrawal of $4,300 from Bank of America ahead of a trip to Vietnam to visit her family.
Police told the media that Harrell and Woods followed Truong from the bank to another business nearby in a car. Harrell allegedly emerged from the vehicle driven by Woods. The suspect then assaulted the woman beating her severely and stealing her wallet. Searching it he found it empty and wheeled around attempting to strip the envelope full of money from her.
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Fox News reported, “Harrell then picked her up and slammed her down onto the concrete, causing severe injuries, Houston police Detective Tyrus Fontenot said. Surveillance video helped detectives determine the license plate of the vehicle seen leaving the scene of the crime.”
Nhung Truong is in a wheelchair and can’t go to the bathroom on her own after being body slammed last month during a robbery in west Houston. She’s now in rehab just hoping to walk again: https://t.co/6bN5Yh1PKv pic.twitter.com/pL3hSUzaQ6
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) March 11, 2023
KHOU-TV reported that the body slam from Harrell was devastating, a month later she is wheelchair bound, unable to feel her left leg. “They don’t know when my leg can walk again,” Truong told reporters through her daughter.
“It’s not a big loss of the money. The big loss is her leg,” her daughter, Linh Duong explained.
“I just need to practice, try to walk and stuff,” Truong said. “I’m very sad that this happened to me and I just want to let people know to be careful.”
According to Andy Ngô, Truong suffered a spinal cord injury.
The woman who was body slammed by a black male suspect in Houston during a robbery is from Vietnam. Nhung Truong has a spinal cord injury. Her family has set up a GoFundMe. https://t.co/lo780JboHz pic.twitter.com/V3SshmuzaL
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) March 12, 2023
Her family has set up a GoFundMe page to help defray her medical expenses. As of this writing, they have raised nearly $300,000 from nearly 6,000 donors.
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