NEW YORK – A Queens pizzeria owner and his dad were honored for their bravery and heroism for aiding an Asian woman during a robbery outside of their business.
“Without hesitation and without thinking twice, they sprang into action — putting themselves in harm’s way to save her,” said Rep. Grace Meng who held a special ceremony in their honor. “They are true heroes, and I and so many throughout Queens and the rest of New York City just want to say thank you, and salute their selflessness and bravery”
Louie Suljovic, 37, and his 68-year-old father, Cazim, were stabbed multiple times on Saturday while trying to help a 61-year-old Asian woman who was attacked by three men outside of Louie’s Pizzeria in Elmhurst. His father is still recovering from his wounds at Elmhurst Hospital.
The father and son were able to hold down two of the suspects until police arrived and arrested them.
Meng on Friday presented the younger Suljovic with a proclamation and certificate of congressional recognition.
“We are tremendously proud of them, and will never forget the sacrifices they made to their own safety in order to help a fellow New Yorker,” said Meng.
A third suspect is still being sought by police in connection to the stabbing.