Acid Attack Leaves N.J. Man In Hospital

Colts Neck Police: Victim Not Randomly Targeted

COLTS NECK, N.J. (CBS 2) — A man pulled up to his million-dollar home on Tuesday night only to be attacked with acid.

As CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reports, police don’t think it was a random crime, but what could the motive be?

On the driveway where the attack took place a strip was used by a Hazmat team to test for acid after someone ambushed 48-year-old Brett Golkin as he returned to his 5,000 square foot home.

Someone threw a liquid chemical at him.

“Mr. Golkin exited his vehicle and was immediately attacked,” Colts Neck Police Department Sgt. Joseph Whitehead. “We believe it was acid. It caused severe burns to his body. He was subsequently airlifted to a hospital in Livingston.”

Colts Neck police said the acid burns were significant, but not life threatening.

After the acid attack, police said Golkin ran into the house and jumped into the shower to try to wash off what he could.

It’s the second time this year Golkin has been in the news.

Back in March his East Brunswick used car dealership went bust after Golkin and a partner were accused of stealing a half-million dollars from more than 30 customers and investors.

So, eight months after he was arrested, Golkin is attacked. The obvious question is was someone he allegedly ripped off seeking revenge?

The owner of a nearby business said he has known Golkin for years.

“Seemed like a nice guy. It’s unbelievable someone would do something like that to him, over money,” John Mezzino said.

“We believe the attack was not random,” Sgt. Whitehead said.

But that’s all the police would say about a possible motive.

No one answered the door at Golkin’s home on Wednesday. Police are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious Tuesday night to get in touch.

The victim told police the attacker said nothing before throwing the liquid. Cops said Golkin was able to give just a vague description of a man in a grey hooded sweatshirt.

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  1. JOROB says:

    i know this guy personally. although what he did was reprehensible, this not only hurts him , but hurts his family. since he did not go to jail (as of yet) that would have been the best way to punish this self centered ego maniac—not disfiguring him. lets hope that the police and prosecutors do their job and give this man what he really deserves. im sure that some one who had business dealings with him, sent some one to take revenge—they, too, should go to jail.

    1. DanTe says:

      Who gives a sh//t about the slime’s family? Remove them too before they spawn further and continues to infest the human genome.

  2. Me says:

    Although I do not condone stealing, causing physical harm to someone in revenge is outright wrong. The acid could have impaired vision, caused disfigurement or worse. We are entitled to our opinions, however it’s a shame that our society has become so heartless and inhumane. Just not, lest ye be judged… Let he that is without sin cast the firts stone… Do these biblical verses ring a bell to anyone? I am thankful that I have a relationship with God and hope that you will seek him.

  3. Skidmark says:

    You all have ZERO idea what this is REALLY all about!

  4. misanthrope says:

    I say he deserved that, and much more. I agree with Nick 100%.

  5. Gordon says:

    Agreed – what goes around comes around – this is proof!

    Very sad what money does to people ..

  6. Nick says:

    Should have burnt the sh//t alive while it slept in the house bought by other people’s savings.

  7. Ben says:

    No, it’s not, but typically if someone steals your life’s savings, as we can guess happened to at least some of his business “partners”, you go berserk.

  8. Honest Joe says:

    Wait…money crimes do not equal face damage. This is a lower case act that is done in 3rd world countries (see Cambodia)…we should be ashamed that people resort to this type of justice…MONEY IS NOT EVERYTHING!

    Karma? Karma does not promote burning people. Karma would be him losing his nice home and bank account NOT ( I REPEAT NOT…You FAKE Karma enthusiasts) his face and body!

    KARMA is not a PUNCH LINE! Learn about it.

    1. Hoo kares says:

      Joe,

      Up yours.

      Sincerely,

      Everyone else here.

    2. Eric M says:

      I can see how a person losing a great deal of money could become emotionally unstable enough to plot and carry out this crime. And I’m not sure I blame them.

    3. Eric M says:

      Money may not be everything, but it represents the toils of a person’s lifetime and a great deal of time and effort. People become very emotional when someone threatens to take what they rightfully have earned, and deserve. I may not condone this sort of action, but I don’t feel sorry for this guy either.

    4. DanTe says:

      Always the ones who claim “honest” in their name to be a total lying sack of sh//t.

      What? Afraid someone is coming after you for fraud next?

  9. The Pain Train says:

    karma’s a b!tch

  10. Rocky says:

    Good, he desires it for his sins.

  11. Deniese Roach-Palmer Tovrea says:

    I agree bad Karma,,,

  12. HAFIZUR REHMAN MOHUMMAD RAFIQUE says:

    IN ISLAM PUNISHMENT TO THEIF IS CUT HIS HAND.
    SUCH ACT OF PUNISHMENT TO CHEATER IS GOOD.
    WHEN COURT LAW ISNOT ABLE TO RECOVER MONEY BACK FROM CHEATER NATRALLY MONEY LOST PERSON GET OUT TO WRONG PATH TO DO SUCH ACT.
    KINDLY CHANGE OLD COURT LAW PRINCIPLES AND MADE HARD LAW RULES FOR PUNISHMENT THEIVES, CHEATERS, FRAUD, DOGING, TO GET MONEY FROM INOCENT PEOPLES.

    1. sss says:

      That’s why Islam is a barbaric religion mired in the Dark Ages.

  13. greyh says:

    i’m suprised it doesn’t happen more offen

  14. David Flores says:

    enjo

  15. What a great guy! says:

    Karma smarts!

  16. Roy says:

    you reep what you sow

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