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A New York Woman who had recently broken up with her boyfriend had her home broken into by said ex-boyfriend who was acting violently and even attacked her. The terrified woman had called 911 in an effort to get help on three occasions that night, but the police did not come until the next day.

Jennifer Vega was at home when a crash was heard in her New York apartment. Vega investigated the noise and found that it was her ex-boyfriend, who she had recently had a falling out with, breaking into her apartment through the bedroom window.  Upon Seeing this, Vega attempted to call the authorities so that they could deal with the situation.

The man, Manual Rivera, slashed her with a broken liquor bottle. Vega had been injured by the attack and once again attempted to get into contact with the authorities.

Rivera got the message that he wasn’t supposed to be there and went outside. Rivera waited, seemingly peacefully, for the police to arrive outside for a period of 2 hours.

After some time went by, Vega called the police a third time so that they could come pick up Rivera. When 2 hours had passed Rivera entered the home again and began to rant and rave.

Rivera finally left the home and disappeared into the night after this. Vega was left alone with her children and patched up her wounds before heading to bed.

At 9:27 AM the next day there was a knock at the door, it was the police who had finally arrived to assess the situation.

As reported in the New York Daily News:

“The cops that showed up said they were following up on my call,” Vega, 30, told the Daily News. “And I told them, ‘What are you following up on if he already left?’ He already did what he had to do. I’m already injured.”

According to Vega, she made her first call for help when she spotted her ex trying to enter through the window. The second call was made about 30 minutes later, after Rivera slashed her leg with a liquor bottle. And finally, after the suspect left and subsequently came back inside her home, a third call was made when he departed for good after midnight.

After her second 911 call, Vega recalled, the suspect went outside and spent two hours waiting for police to put him in handcuffs. He reentered her home two hours later, continuing to rant and rave before finally leaving as Vega continued her wait for police or an ambulance.

“I didn’t see when he did it,” she said of the slashing. “I just felt the sting, like it was burning. That’s when I called the cops [again], because I was wanting him to get out because my kids were here.”

It is often pointed out that police response times are too slow to do anything meaningful in the event of a break-in. This story may be an outlier as 12 hours is an inexcusable response time, but it still highlights the need to keep a firearm in the home.

Jennifer Vega was lucky that this ex-boyfriend only cut her with a broken bottle once and in a way that only caused minor injuries. Had Rivera been an extremely violent individual she might have been murdered and the crime could have gone unknown for hours.

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JohnT
JohnT
1 month ago

Figures!!!!!!!
This is what happens when usless democrats run things.
Question people…
Who runs these cities/states with the strictist gun laws and the HIGHEST murder and crime rates in the country?
LA, Chicago, Detroit, NYC, Portland, San Francisco, just to name a few?
democrats.

Oirish1953
Oirish1953
1 month ago
Reply to  JohnT

Exactly

JT Miller
JT Miller
1 month ago
Reply to  JohnT

Soooo true and all Democrats are useless, stupid, and grossly incompetent!

Oirish1953
Oirish1953
1 month ago

This is exactly why we have the 2nd amendment in our constitution. The police should never be considered as the first line of self-defense the individual is always the first responder. It is always prudent to be prepared to defend yourself with a firearm.

JT Miller
JT Miller
1 month ago
Reply to  Oirish1953

Anyone who doesn’t have a gun better start packing NOW! Self defense will soon be the only defense so grow a pair.

Captain America
Captain America
1 month ago

Reparations

chei
chei
1 month ago

for what?

tabiy
1 month ago

Ditto Oirish 1953 Everyone should should join the National Associaiton for Gun Rights -they are trying to ensure the U.S. hangs onto the Second Amendment

Allen
Allen
1 month ago

Hey, New York, that is what you voted for. Now, STFU.

mark swafford
1 month ago
Reply to  Allen

yep and dems will leave in fear and then vote in the same idiots where they run to.

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Ursus !ogicus
Ursus !ogicus
19 days ago

This phenomenon will continue and worsen until people stop voting for Democrats. If you vote, stop voting Democrat. If you don’t vote, start–and VOTE NOT DEMOCRAT.

Thomas Clapp
19 days ago

This is what happens when you defund the police. Thanks biden

MD Anthony
MD Anthony
19 days ago

The most dangerous kind of policeman is a Democrat Policeman or woman.
It has become so obvious

robert
robert
19 days ago

to bad she didnt have a gun to shoot the bastard. you see women. arm your self and the hell with the demorats.

Hurricane
Hurricane
19 days ago

Democrats, especially those who want to defund the police and remove the Second Amendment should be the ones on the receiving end of these thugs. After a few of them are attacked, maybe then they will understand why the Police and the Second Amendment are necessary for the citizens to protect themselves.

Jimbo
Jimbo
19 days ago

Besides the forms of gun control present in New York, just think of our neighbors to the north. Dictator Trudeau says that Canadian citizens have no right to use firearms as a means of personal protection either inside or outside of their homes. As for the 911 response time, it kinda speaks for itself. So just exactly who is responsible for protecting who???

Donna Sisk
Donna Sisk
19 days ago

Amen!!

Jack
19 days ago

All the gung-ho dumbasses who want to confiscate firearms and defund the police should have to spend six months in the not-so-great neighborhoods without their security details. A big step into reality might get their attention.

Bemused Berserker
Bemused Berserker
15 days ago

You are your own First Responder. No one else is coming.

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