Heroic Brooklyn father left for dead after confronting drug dealer

Ralph Marrero and his son become unlikely heroes on Dec. 29 when they helped save the life of Darlene Duda and her pet dog from a machete-wielding attacker by swiftly dialing 911. But six months later, Marrero found himself as crime victim as well.

Marrero was released from the hospital just in time for Father’s Day after being attacked with a wooden plank on June 17 outside the Saratoga Avenue subway station in Brownsville. The strike knocked Marrero out for a moment or two, and he woke up to find himself in the middle of the street, drenched in his own, rapidly spilling blood.

“My phone was so sticky with blood I couldn’t dial it,” Marrero told amNewYork Metro.

Ralph Marrero at Brookdale Hospital on June 17. Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC

Ralph Marrero and his son become unlikely heroes on Dec. 29 when they helped save the life of […]

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