Father stabs and kills man who stole $1 from his daughter


Julio Velazquez (left) and Herbert Burgess 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A father was arrested for killing a man after his daughter called him for help when the man stole $1 from her.

Police in New York, said that 53-year-old Herbert Burgess, was stabbed in the stomach after he grabbed the money from a woman in a train station in Manhattan.

The man who was accused of fatally stabbing the victim in Harlem, fled to Philadelphia, before being captured, police said.

However, he was tracked down and arrested. Detectives took Julio Velazquez, 48, back to New York, to face a charge of murder.

Burgess was reportedly a career criminal who spent 18 years in prison after confessing in 1993 to fatally strangling his roommate.

Burgess stole the money when the daughter of Velazquez was buying a train card. The woman called her father for help. He came to the train station, where he confronted Burgess.

Burgess reportedly offered to return the cash, but the woman refused, saying it was too late, according to witnesses.

Velazquez ran after Burgess and stabbed him in the back as he tried to escape, police said.

Burgess managed to get on a train, where he collapsed. Rescue workers took him to Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, where he died.

Velazquez was charged with murder and possession of a weapon.

In 2013, Velazquez was also arrested for criminal possession of a weapon in New York.