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NY Daily News photographer significantly injured in West Village carjacking


A New York Daily News photographer was significantly injured after he tried to cease a person from stealing his automotive in Manhattan Wednesday night time — however wound up getting dragged a number of blocks earlier than the automobile crashed, police and sources stated.

The chaotic scene unfolded after A. Saverio “Sam” Costanza, a 73-year-old shutterbug, left his automotive working in entrance of 275 West 4th Street within the West Village and popped right into a deli round 6:50 p.m., in keeping with cops and sources.

While he was within the retailer, 44-year-old Tabbica Mahmoud, of Brooklyn, allegedly hopped into the motive force’s seat of the unattended automobile, in keeping with police and sources.

Costanza ran outdoors when he noticed the carjacking and leapt into the passenger facet window because the suspect tried to drive away, sources stated.

The veteran photographer was dragged for 3 blocks and his foot was run over earlier than the motive force misplaced management and crashed right into a eating shed at West 4th Street and Bank Street, sources stated. 

Costanza was dragged for 3 blocks and his foot was run over earlier than the automotive crashed.
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44-year-old Tabbica Mahmoud was arrested after carjacking a NY press photographer's car on Wednesday.

44-year-old Tabbica Mahmoud was arrested after carjacking a NY press photographer’s automotive on Wednesday.
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Mahmoud, who was ejected from the automobile within the crash, was taken into custody and transported to Bellevue Hospital for analysis, police and sources stated.

Costanza suffered compound leg fracture and was hospitalized in secure situation, sources stated.

Sam Costanza broke his leg after he jumped into his passenger window during a car jacking in the West Village.
Photographer Sam Costanza broke his leg after he jumped into his passenger window throughout a automotive jacking within the West Village.
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NYDN photographer Sam Costanza
Costanza, 73, is recovering at Bellevue Hospital.

No different accidents have been reported.

Mahmoud was charged with grand larceny of a automobile, reckless endangerment, felony possession of stolen property and felony possession of a managed substance, cops stated.

Mahmoud has a prolonged rap sheet with 26 prior arrests together with 17 felonies, police and sources stated.

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