Good Samaritans shouting “call the police” took down an unhinged woman on their own after she attacked another woman and stole the victim’s sneakers — but they couldn’t stop her from stripping down to her birthday suit after the encounter, bizarre online video shows.
The wild incident unfolded on bustling Brighton Beach Avenue between Brighton 3rd and 2nd
In viral footage posted to Twitter, the violent woman – who police said suffers from bipolar disorder and was off her medication – can be seen assaulting a woman lying in the curb lane and attacking another man as he tried to intervene.
The victim down on the ground can be heard calling out for help as mentally ill woman then rips off the victim’s sneakers, prompting bystanders to yell out for the police, the video shows.
The emotionally disturbed woman proceeds to put the pilfered shoes on her own feet and whacks another bystander who tried to get the sneakers back before a man ultimately body-checks her, knocking her to the ground, according to the footage.
A man, who the unhinged woman assaulted moments earlier, then repeatedly hits her over the head with a bag as she’s on down the sidewalk and the FDNY appears on the incident, the clip shows.
Onlookers called out for FDNY members to arrest the woman as she walked away from the chaotic scene.
“Arrest her! She’s going to run away! Arrest her now!” a man filming the altercation shouts, according to the video.
That man goes on to tell the firefighters that the mentally ill woman “was jumping” the victim and “trying to rob her.”
In a separate clip posted to Twitter, the emotionally disturbed woman is seen taking her clothes off, getting completely naked and walking through traffic on Brighton Beach Avenue with her arms wide open.
Once she got to a traffic median in the street, she can be seen wildly shaking her head and body.
According to cops, the woman — whose identity was not released — was taken to Coney Island Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
A complaint against her was not filed with police, authorities said.