A random and disturbing acid attack. This time the crime occurred in Holyoke, Massachusetts: "A 35 year-old woman is in danger of losing her right eye after an unidentified stranger threw a caustic liquid in her face Friday morning.
Holyoke Police Lieutenant Manny Febo told 22News that around 9:00 A.M., the woman was walking her dog on Berkshire Street near the railroad tracks, when a man carrying a cup approached her and threw the liquid in her face. Febo says the victim does not know her attacker and that there was no interaction between the two prior to him throwing the liquid in her face."
Two months ago, also in Holyoke, a similar attack took place: "43-year-old Julio Acevedo of Holyoke is in a Boston hospital, after suffering serious burns when he was splashed with an acid-like chemical Thursday night ... Acevedo was on the sidewalk near 333 High Street around 8:00 P.M. when someone came up from behind and threw the chemical on him."
To think that Holyoke was once known as a cutting-edge, thriving industrial city dotted with paper mills.
H/T: Mr. R.