Pregnant woman brutally beaten for not saying thank you to man who held door for her: police

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Darryl Guillyard

Darryl Guillyard

CHELSEA, Manhattan (PIX11) — Police are looking for a maintenance worker after he allegedly attacked a pregnant woman after she did not thank him for opening the door for her, according to police.

Police say the man has been identified as Darryl Guillyard, 32, and was working at the Elliott Houses on 26th Street in Chelsea, where the 22-year-old woman lived.

The incident happened around 11:37 a.m. when Guillyard became angry when the  woman did not thank him for opening the door.

Police say an argument ensued and the maintenance worker proceeded to punch and kick the woman.

Council Member Cory Johnson responded to the attack saying in part, “I’m horrified to learn that a pregnant woman was assaulted in my district. Cowardly and disgusting acts of violence such as this have no place in our neighborhood. The person who committed this act does not represent the families I know at Chelsea-Elliott houses.”

“Violence against women is an epidemic in our city. My thoughts are with the young woman who was attacked, and I hope the New York Police Department and Manhattan District Attorney will bring justice to the person who committed this horrendous act,” Council Member Corey Johnson said.

The woman was taken to Lennox Hill Hospital and is listed in stable condition.

No arrests have been made yet.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident, or the whereabouts of Darryl, is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.