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She Took a Picture of the Man Who Attacked Her. It Didn't Matter.

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Last year, on a September afternoon, a person in Downtown Brooklyn was attacked by a stranger while walking to the post office. The victim was on the phone when they noticed someone in their peripheral vision. The attacker approached and mimicked their movements before tackling them to the ground. The victim managed to seek safety in a nearby building and took a photo of the attacker. The incident highlighted the role of technology in law enforcement. Later, the victim identified a suspect from a lineup of pictures but was informed by detectives that they had chosen the wrong person. The victim provided a detailed description of the assailant based on the photo they had taken.