Anna and John only wanted to celebrate their sixth anniversary when a couple of drunk white men attacked them.
Those attackers called John “n--er”, and claimed that that was not his neighborhood.
“I feel like I’m back 50 years ago or something,” said Anna, 38, of the attack toward herself and her boyfriend John, 42. “Being attacked for (our races) — it’s the first time. I’ve never felt any hate from people that live here.” Anna is a white while John is black.
According to Anna, the attackers couldn’t hit John, though, they ‘literally attached to his body and wouldn’t let go. Like leeches.’
John was hit in the face several times, and the racists won’t let him go until the police came over and tore them away from John. Anna attempted to call 911, but Evmenenko knocked away her cell phone.
"This was going on all the way until the cops literally pulled up in the car and they grabbed them off of him,” Anna said of the cops who immediately seized and took both men into custody. The drama didn’t stop there because Szurant even threatened the black NYPD detective exclaiming, “I know where you work. I am going to come to the 61st Precinct and f------ kill you, you f------ n-----.” Both men were charged with assault, menacing, criminal mischief and harassment, with Szurant getting an extra charge of harassment for threatening the detective.
Both Anna and John are safe for now. Though, the case once again proves that racism is still there, drunk and aggressive.