A New York woman and her husband were attacked by a group of suspected looters who damaged a commercial real estate company they lived above.
Peaceful protests over George Floyd’s death became unstable over the weekend as Saturday was widely looted in Upstate New York.
In Rochester, Madison Mavity and her husband, Bret Mavity, were caught in the crosshairs when at least six men began harming cases under their apartment.
The incident’s cell phone shows a group of men breaking the windshield of Rochester Fire Equipment Company and Kim Dao Repairs when Madison, 24, comes out.
Madison Mavity, 24, (right) was attacked on Saturday by a group of suspected looters in Rochester, New York
Madison tells the group of men to stop destroying the property, but this appears to be escalating.
The men then turn against her, including a man who waves what looks like a piece of plywood on her head.
“I was definitely interrupting something they wanted to do there,” Madison said WHAM.
“I jumped in and said,” Get out of here, get the f *** out of my house, “and they came up to me.”
The men start kicking, hitting and pushing the woman while bystanders watch.
The group of men reportedly tried to loot a jewelry store under The Mavity’s apartment before Madison (right) came out
Mobile phones show the men pushing, hitting and kicking Madison while bystanders watch
One man even launches a metal ladder into Madison and others use signs to hit Madison.
During the fight, Bret rushes outside to break up the altercation.
“Get away from my wife!” Bret screams before he is overwhelmed and attacked too.
The footage ends with the group of looters running away from the scene. They were reportedly there to steal jewelry from one of the stores.
Afterwards, Madison revealed that she had a ‘mild concussion’.
“My ears were ringing for a long time and have a huge bruise on the side of me,” she added.
Bret was also injured during the renovation and plans to go to the hospital.
Madison’s husband Bret Mavity (pictured) later comes out in an attempt to protect his wife
Bret (left) sustained a hand injury from the Saturday altercation and planned to visit a hospital
“My husband’s hand is crazy. We have to go to the hospital to have that checked, ”Madison said.
The couple said Spectrum News that they called 911 and “and no one ever came. We understand that they were busy, but that was just crazy.
Madison said she decided to confront the group of men in an attempt to help Kim Dao, owner of Kim Dao’s Repairs, downstairs.
Madison lived above the store for four years and even helped the jewelry store owners close their windows after it was previously looted.
“There was burglary and destruction. We helped fix their window as more people came and broke everything again. I was just trying to get them out, ”Madison said.
She remembered the altercation that started when a man with an orange hoodie approached her.
Speaking to Spectrum News, Madison (pictured) said, “There was burglary and destruction. We helped fix their window as more people came and broke everything again. I was just trying to get them out ‘
Madison: “I don’t want to give a negative echo to what the Black Lives Matter movement is trying to say because I don’t think they were part of it”
Although the couple called 911, the Rochester police apparently never showed up
Pictured: Three men tower over Madison swinging her shovels and a piece of wood at her
“The only child in the orange hoodie just came up to me. My husband tried to defend me, but [an attacker] grabbed my shirt and pulled me around and down, “she said.
“Meanwhile, my husband tried to get them off me and eventually got me up and down again.”
Madison’s mother, Shelly Gonzalez, was startled when she saw the video footage.
“I was horrified to see the video,” said Shelly Democrat & Chronicle.
Shelly said her daughter had gone downstairs thinking the owners had returned but found the group of men instead.
“She was pissed off. She was really angry and frustrated, “said Shelly.
Shelly Gonzalez: “They are terrified because they don’t feel safe going back home”
The couple has since left their apartment after seeing looters with gas cans outside the building.
“They are terrified because they don’t feel safe going back home,” said Shelly.
Still, Shelly is extremely proud of her daughter for holding her own.
“I’m so proud that she came out and when she saw what she saw, she could have run upstairs again. She stood her ground instead, ”Shelly said. “I think my daughter is a hero.”
Madison added that the incident did not affect her view of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“This is just pointless violence. I think we should take that into account, ”she said.
“I don’t want to give a negative echo to what the Black Lives Matter movement is trying to say, because I don’t think they were part of it.”