40-Year-Old Moment Knife Thug Attacks Father Who Scolded His Children For Spraying SILLY STRING At ATM As Victim’s 10-Year-Old Daughter ‘Crying’ Can Only Watch
- Marlon Nelson’s sons were scolded for spraying an ATM with silly rope
- He launched an attack on a father in his 30s who had asked his sons to clean
- The attack occurred at a post office in Hyson Green, Nottingham, in August
- Victim who was with her daughter, ten, suffered a cut to the wrist in the attack
This is the shocking moment a Good Samaritan was stabbed by a bully in front of his little daughter after a ‘ridiculous argument’ over a silly rope.
Marlon Nelson, 40, launched the fierce knife-wielding attack after another parent scolded his children for spraying an ATM with silly rope.
A court heard that the victim in her 30s had walked to her local post office in Hyson Green, Nottingham, with her 10-year-old daughter on August 24 at 3pm.
But when he went to use the ATM, he noticed that the kids had sprayed silly rope all over the place, so he asked them to clean up the mess.
This caused the children’s father, Nelson, to become verbally aggressive towards the victim, who has not been named, before they separated.
Marlon Nelson, 40, launched the brutal attack on the father at a post office in Nottingham
Nelson’s knife is circled in CCTV footage of the attack that took place on August 24 at 3 p.m.
Nelson returned his children to the address of a relative before returning armed with a knife and went to find the father.
He followed the man into a store and began attacking him with the blade in front of his daughter ‘crying and screaming’ as well as other customers.
The terrifying closed circuit television shows Nelson pushing the gun towards the victim’s face and neck, without reaching him as he is being chased through the store.
Marlon Nelson was imprisoned for two years and three months at Nottingham Crown Court
Nelson also took an item from the shelf and threw it at the victim’s head before finally leaving the store after the attack in broad daylight.
The father, who raised his arms to try to protect himself during the attack, suffered a wrist injury that required hospital treatment.
Nelson, from Nottingham, was arrested and charged with intentionally injuring and threatening a person with a sharp item in a public place.
He pleaded guilty to both crimes and was jailed yesterday for two years and three months in Nottingham Crown Court.
In a statement on the victim’s impact, the father said: ‘I thought he was trying to kill me. He was screaming aggressively and attacking me with a knife.
“If I hadn’t walked away, I feel like I would have been seriously hurt. Hearing my daughter scream and cry was heartbreaking. “
Nottinghamshire Police Detective Laura McCullough later said: ‘The extent of Nelson’s extreme violence is evident in the CCTV footage.
The victim in her 30s had walked to her local post office with her 10-year-old daughter.
Nelson also took an item off the shelf and threw it at the victim’s head before leaving.
The ATM at the post office in Hyson Green, Nottingham, was doused with a silly rope (file image)
The victim was afraid of being stabbed in the stomach and neck and, as he was brutally attacked, his young daughter was present and witnessed what was happening to her father as Nelson continued his attack.
Given the nature and severity of this attack in a public place, Nelson represents a clear danger to the public and I am pleased that he has now been taken off our streets.
“ I would like to congratulate the victim for the courage he has shown and I hope that he and his daughter can now overcome their ordeal.
‘Nottinghamshire Police treat stab crime extremely seriously and, like the communities we serve, we believe there is no place for guns on our streets.
“We will not tolerate people carrying knives in Nottinghamshire and we will always crack down on anyone found carrying a knife.”