Saturday, August 13, 2011

Four-Year-Old Robbed In Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Jucely Carcamo, 4, poses with her hero - her father, Ismael, who caught the robber that stole her $100 gold chain.
Jucely Carcamo, 4 was robbed by a 16-year-old in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on Sunday, August 7th. Jucely poses with her hero - her father, Ismael, who caught the robber that stole her $100 gold chain. (Photo: Jeanne Noonan for NY Daily News)


Daddy's a real hero to this 4-year-old Queens girl who was shoved to the ground and had her gold chain snatched by a teenaged punk, according to The New York Daily News.

Little Jucely Carcamo was beaming with pride Friay as she recounted how her dad successfully chased down the 16-year-old who cowardly ripped off the chain she was given when she was born.

"I told my dad I love him," Jucely said.

Ismael Carcamo began sprinting after the young crook when he and his wife, Olga, heard Jucely crying last Sunday while they were grilling out at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

The dad quickly caught up to the accused thief, Romeo Macario, tackled him and held him until police arrived. He even retrieved the $100 chain.

"I'm glad my daughter is safe," Carcamo said.

The father of four, who hails from El Salvador and works in landscaping, forgave Macario.

"Maybe it was his way of life," Carcamo said. "I don't have any bad feelings toward him, but I'm glad the police did the work."

Macario, who is 5-foot-6 and weighs 150 pounds, was charged with robbery, assault and possession of stolen property, police said.

"I was very scared because it isn't usual to see this kind of thing in America," Carcamo said. "I was scared for her."

Jucely's mother, Olga Carcamo, said the little girl now wants no part of wearing her precious chain following the theft. "She's afraid someone else is going to steal it," Olga Carcamo said.

In addition to making his daughter proud, the heroic father also thrilled his wife.

"He was like any father in that situation," she said.

Read More:

New York Daily News -August 13, 2011 - By Mark Morales, Dan McCarthy and Jose Martinez

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