Pregnant woman says she was attacked for not saying ‘thank you’
NEW YORK — A pregnant woman said she was attacked by a man last week after she didn’t say “thank you” when he held the door open for her at a public housing building.
Lakeeya Walker, 22, is seven weeks pregnant, and was entering the building with her key when a man volunteered to hold the door open for her.
“Once I entered the building, I didn’t say anything to him. He was mad that I didn’t say thank you, so he called me an ungrateful b***h,” Walker told CBSNewYork.
Walker told the man he didn’t need to hold the door for her and said he did not need to speak to her that way.
“Then he takes his cup of coffee – he was drinking a cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee – and he throws it at me in my face,” Walker said. “He then choked me with one hand and then started hitting me repeatedly with the other.”
Police said when Walker tried to get away, the assailant threw her to the ground.
Walker said he then began repeatedly kicking her in the stomach.
Following the attack, Walker was taken to the hospital where doctors told her that the baby now has a blood clot in its head.
Police late Friday identified Darryl Guillyard as a suspect in the incident. Guillyard is 32 years old, stands 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighs 190 pounds, police said.