Scared to Death

Naked violence in New York

Just before dawn, a pack of Times Square ruffians comes running wildly after a terrified, nearly naked young man. The mob is close behind, screeching, cursing, lobbing bottles and beer cans at the victim ...

In New York City it is not unusual, at any time and in most places, to come upon a movie crew filming an incredible scene. But this demented episode was disturbingly real. At 5 a.m. on June 27 Gerard Coury, 26, straight-arrow son of a middle-class family, was chased by a gang of some 40 youths into a subway station as onlookers jeered...

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