Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Christian Falero: Following Virginia quake, he ran around naked and stabbed various elderly people while screaming about the end of the world

A naked madman went on a stabbing spree in a Manhattan apartment building Tuesday, wounding four people and killing one, cops and neighbors said.

Christian Falero, 23, rampaged in the buff through the building where he lives on Riverside Drive in Washington Heights, greeting his victims with knocks on their doors, police sources said.

When Ignacio Collazo, 81, and his wife, Margarita, 75 answered their door about 4 p.m., Falero plunged his blade into their bodies, the sources said.

A 60-year-old woman was stabbed in her chest and eye, and an 85-year-old woman was stabbed multiple times. A 22-year-old woman was punched in her face.

"It was like a horror movie," said Digna Marte, 38, who lives on the floor. "Mr. Collazo had blood all over his face. [Falero] lost his mind."

The nude man fled the scene, covered in blood, clutching the knife and spouting doomsday gibberish.

"I saw him walking down the street naked, covered in blood," said Wayne Knight, 51. "He was just saying stuff that didn't make sense, talking about how the world was going to end."

As cops collared him about two blocks away, Falero begged the officers to put him out of his misery, witnesses said. more