A 42-year-old man who had been stabbed numerous times in a “love triangle” on Sunday morning apparently tried to flag down passing vehicles before he eventually collapsed and died on a Brooklyn street early Sunday morning, authorities said.
Not one of the drivers bothered to stop and help the dying man, law enforcement sources noted.
Police said James Santiago, 42, of the Bronx, was with a married woman at her Coney Island home on West 15th Street at 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning when her husband walked in on them. The discovery led the woman’s husband to stab Santiago numerous times in the torso, authorities said.
Officials say they are holding the wife as a “person of interest” for allegedly helping to drag the mortally wounded man into the street while completely naked. Police sources said a blood trail led back into the home, which is also the location of an auto wholesaler.
Security video from the street, law enforcement sources noted, showed Santiago desperately trying to wave down passing motorists — but all of them drove by the victim without calling 911.
“It is unconscionable that you would drive past and not call police,” one cop said.
Paramedics rushed Santiago to Coney Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Residents of the block were shocked by the violence. One man said he heard the man who was stabbed was found naked — and was apparently knifed by the husband of a woman who lives nearby.
Crime scene investigators were gathered evidence throughout Sunday from the home, including a bag of clothing and unspecified genetic evidence. No weapons had been found at this time, police said.
Police were still in search of the stabbing suspect, though they did not release his name; he is considered armed and dangerous.