Paterson Police Arrest 3 Men Caught On Tape In Machete Attack

Paterson Police: Video Shows 1 Man Hacking At Victim 14 Times

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — They’ve got their men.

Police said Wednesday they’ve arrested the trio caught on tape attacking two people, including chopping at one victim with a machete. The Paterson Police Department turned to social media in its hunt for the attackers, posting the stunning video of the attack on its Facebook page.


The incident took place on Sept. 10 at the U.S. Chicken restaurant at 194 Straight St. Police said the “vicious assault” began just before 4 a.m.

There were two attacks, said Paterson Police Capt. Heriberto Rodriguez.

“Both attacks were unprovoked, as far as we could see. Nothing was taken in the second attack,” Rodriguez told CBSNewYork.

In the first case, the victim, seen on the video wearing a white shirt with a black insignia on the top left corner, was attempting to walk out of the restaurant when he was confronted by two men in the doorway. While they talk, police say Omar Villota, 22, comes up behind him and pistol whips him in the back of the head. The trio tumble into the street.

Things then go from bad to worse.

macheteattack Paterson Police Arrest 3 Men Caught On Tape In Machete Attack

L-R: Tyree Seegers, Omar Villota, Johel Gomez (credit: Paterson Police)

A few minutes later, the group comes tumbling back into the restaurant, this time struggling with a second victim. The second victim is seen on tape being repeatedly punched in the face, allegedly by 20-year-old Johel Gomez. Police said Tyree Seegers, 22, then started hacking at the second victim with a machete.

According to police, Seegers is seen on the tape hacking at the victim at least 14 times with the machete. During one of his swings, he chops into Villota, who is continually pistol-whipping the victim. Seegers nearly severs Villota’s right arm, leaving a blood trail that the cops used to track them down.

As the victim lays apparently unconscious on the ground, Gomez allegedly kicks him in the head.

Gomez, Seegers and Villota have all been arrested. Seegers was picked up early Wednesday morning after turning himself in.

Amazingly, despite the intensity of the punches, kicking and hacking with the machete, the second victim is not seriously hurt, police say.

“He’s doing alright,” said Rodriguez. “He was banged up… nothing life threatening, thank God.”

Rodriguez said the reason the victim is still alive is because Seegers was lousy with the machete.

“The one time he swung it straight and effectively, he hit his own counterpart, his owns friend,” Rodriguez said.

Police are still seeking the first victim and want him to come forward.

Rodriguez said he was happy to have a tool like Facebook.

“We turned to Facebook for help… Seegers turned himself in because he felt all this pressure from everywhere.”

Rodrguez said they department will continue to use the social media site to publicize wanted crooks.

If convicted, what do you feel the appropriate punishment in this case is? Sound off in our comments section.

  • Dan Merithew

    Where is Charles Bronson when you need him?

  • Joey Schmoey

    Ticks and jiggers
    ticks and jiggers
    go together like
    spicks and niggers


    of course theyre black

  • Crosscut

    No matter their color people who act like this are a waste of skin and have no place in th 21st century.

  • R.A.Bullseye

    Maybe we can lock them all in an arena and have them attack each other. It would make for great reality t.v. That would take care of the problem.

  • GSP

    You’re wasting your time. There’s nothing, and I mean NOTHING, that a minority can do that will garner criticism from the Left., or other minorities.

  • Kevin Moore

    If one of those victims were carrying, the problem would have been solved. Since the weren’t, I think these thugs should be locked up and the key thrown away!

  • Robertf

    This attack sounds more like a gang type initiation whereby the attacks seem random, and the victims have nothing in common other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    The random viciousness of this attack may or may not be racially motivated; however, it does seem to bare the method of operation, or signature associated with new gang members.

  • saddayUSA

    Coming soon to a White Community near you……

  • Peps1

    It’s not a matter of race; it’s a matter of culture.

    This kind of vicious attack reflects a culture of violence and petty gang allegiance that is alien to the last two hundred years of work-ethic, peacefully oriented culture in this country. Once that kind of violent culture become entrenched, it destroys all who come into contact with it: citizens or not; black, white or Hispanic.

    If you let people flood into the country who have no skills, no education and no income source, then you are going to import a lot more than the people. You import their entire culture. Gang violence, murder and mayhem are the norm in Mexico. Machete attacks are the method of choice in Africa and African-influenced cultures in the Caribbean.

    There’s a reason that immigration law usually emphasizes education, skill and achievement for legal entrance to a country. That works, and it ensures that the immigrant already accepts the basic concepts of the culture they are joining: hard working, law abiding, self-sustaining citizenship. Unfortunately, the feel-good influence of radical “progressive” thought that has forced the contrary —- and destructive — view: that we are racist or selfish or bigoted if we impose any kind of control over who we welcome into our nation. The result is that our own culture becomes degraded into a third world culture.

  • What?

    Where are thereshirts?

  • CSI

    HAHA. Those guys are loosers. Have fun in jail.

  • Max723

    Take all 3 out back and put a bullet in the back of each one of their heads. Problem solved.

  • Sam

    But they were all ready to go to Yale to study chemistry and medicine. Good boys… what happened? They have obviously been framed by all the white people who get up in the morning, shave, shower, clean up, and go to work, pay taxes, and live a good American life.

    Something bad is coming to our world — too many people, too few doing the simple right thing, too many enablers that egg these people on to do evil, too little morality, and so on. I see a financial collapse, wars, and disease taking the lives of billions. Those with the strongest immune system will survive. Oh, and one last thing. Go to any gun show and see who is there buying — mostly whites and asians. Why are they carrying out guns and cartons of ammo? For the coming collapse and it won’t be pretty.

    Yes, such good boys who were all going to be doctors and lawyers, but have been framed as machette manglers…..

  • LaKwanzaa Johnson

    I sho hope dey beez outta da jail befoe eleckshun day so dey can bee votting foe my mane man Obama. He da black Jesus. U know whut Im sayin?

  • Mickey Coe

    These animals should have at least one hand cut off and sentenced to work in the graveyard for the rest of their lives. If that is not possible, send them to be hung publicly in front of their “home boys”

  • Donald

    America’s laws do not work anymore thanks to wild-eyed bleeding heart liberals and these useless pieces of fecal matters are the direct result. Arm yourselves to the teeth, get a CCW license if you can, and kill off these vermin. Make the follow-up shot into the back of the head at close range to ensure results. Ask yourself, how many rats would get bumped off before the other vermin would believe it is best to walk the line?

  • hempstead

    Where is Mad Max when you really need him ?

  • disraeligears

    I carry a Glock 31C, a Kimber 45, or a Sig p239, depending on the weather and my mood. With one extra magazine the Glock has 30 rounds, the Kimber and Sig 16. If I lived in one of the urban hellholes I’d just cary the Glock all the time. I’ve only had to use a gun for defence twice, not counting Army time.

  • JOe Dutra

    America’s finest. And voting Democrats too!

  • David Heath

    Wow….. Thank God I live across the Atlantic back in civilisation…

  • ChoaticTremble

    Put all three of them in burlap sacks, sew them up tight, and drop them in the drink.

  • Patricia

    –Seegers nearly severs Villota’s right arm–

    Friendly fire… at it’s best

  • Kc

    Concealed carry.
    I know we are a nation that our law is based on Judeo Christian philosophy, but honestly, sometimes an eye for an eye would seem very just to me.

  • Matt Man

    Three youths who know no better. This is the type of behavior they have repetitively seen, listened to daily in rap music, and embrace as the norm. Let’s empower and facilitate these pieces of excrement with Section 8 housing, EBTs, and 12 other social ENTITLEMENT programs……. oh yea……and make you pay for it :)

  • Sara Bellum

    Proof once again that you can take the bunny out of the jungle but you can’t take the jungle out of the bunny. Before I even read the article or looked at the pics, I knew the crime was committed by BLACKS.

  • Ed

    They will all lose their academic scholarships one their universities find out about this violent act of attempted murder…….Haaaaaaaa!

  • Double Tap

    This week’s fast food Chimp-O-Rama.

    • Herman Cain

      Now that is funny…..Chimp-O-Rama. Hey, it rhymes with Obama. LOL

  • The Truth

    You can take the primitive, violence prone savage out of Africa, but you can’t take Africa out of the primitive, violence prone savage.

  • Regulas

    Oh look, Obama supporters, the Socialist, I mean Democrat party won’t let a little thing like Felony convictions stop them from voting as long as it is for the Fascist left.

  • RufusVonDufus

    This is what our politicians bring to us with their complete lack of caring about securing our borders and keeping the trash in check. Was there something wrong with the watermelon?

  • A Son of Liberty

    Liberialism is a Mental disorder!

    • Snake4040

      That is so VERY TRUE…..

    • OICU812

      I’m beginning to think it really is!

  • proudnot2bliberal

    YES yet another success of the LIEberal DR Spock BS pyschobabble of the last 50 yrs. Ill bet these punks were from single mother households didnt know thier father gre up on “social justice” welfare & public housing were pushed thru schooll

  • mexcrement-excrement

    subhuman mudraces doing what subhuman mudraces do best.

  • SaintSantorum

    Geeez, all that punching and hacking… did they even get a free chicken wing??

  • MattG

    Pay attention: the local police dept. has arrested all three offenders. Unlike your incoherent emotions, the situation is under control.

    • OICU812

      Sure, they’ve been arrested. They’ll probably be back on the street by the end of the week. They should be decapitated and their heads should be kept on display as a warning to others. These people are defective; this can’t be fixed.

    • Kahr Pm9

      It will never be under-control. This is the war of Americas. If you are a sheeple you will continue to be slaughtered.. As long as the sheepdogs are not allowed to carry and protect the wolves will continue to kill the flock..

  • J. Campbell

    I think an appropriate punishment might be chopping their balls off with a machete! I bet they would think twice before attacking anyone else for a long long time!

    • OICU812

      A dull, rusty one.

  • Make My Day

    I busted a cap into a ghetto thug a couple years ago, when he tried to rob me with a knife. He lived, but his family was yelling the same old stuff – he got shot because he was black. Then the police chief told the mother “No maam…he got shot because he tried to rob someone.” Priceless……….

    • Herman Cain

      Dude get to the range and work on your accuracy. Head shots work best in a case like this.

  • Conan The Republican

    They should all be shot by a firing squad upon conviction. PERIOD. At some point in our history as a nation, SOMEONE has to be made an example. These god-forsaken subhuman buckets of fecal swill need to be put on notice.


      Oh, Its coming, I assure you

  • Johnny Calabro

    I’ll bet these three were raised and fed with welfare and food stamps. Liberalism is a mental disease.

  • Midge Marten Mastersen

    Stop dividing and look to the real enemy … The Federal Reserve that prints money out of nothing and then lends it back to you at interest.

    • duh

      Please go back to occupy huffpo

      • kelly

        @Duh, Go back to sleep little sheep. X-factor is on and you might miss something. It amazes me how clueless some people are.

        • ablecynic

          Let’s see … hummm … Midge is a troll, duh figured it out and called her on it. Kelly wants to be a troll but isn’t smart enough so he attacks duh. Seems to me that duh wins on all counts.

  • The Sage Waitress

    Once again, another video where we can all play: Where’s Whitey?

  • JC

    Typical Black Behavior.

  • joemama

    Ni**er Mexican FBag gangbangers. Hang’em today, hang’em now. No appeals… do it. This society is breeding degenerate human beings at a phenomenal rate.

  • Ornley Gumfudgen

    “If convicted, what do you feel the appropriate punishment in this case is?”

    Honestly? If it’s an unprovoked attack as the article states. I go for the death penalty. Society doesn’t need these three polluting our air.

    • Big Bear

      Two words: Martial Law.

    • joemama

      I agree. Someone needs to start up the Soylent Green machine.

  • Really?

    Are you really that stupid? There was no mention of politics, liberals, conservatives, or Christians in this article….you’re just making yourself sound like an idiot. And for the record, Villota and Gomez don’t sound like African American names do they? Hmmmm

    • caligula

      spics and chimps. im shocked.

    • TommyB

      DUMB SHEEEAT, Look at their photo’s. Your so STUPID you shouldn’t even be allow to comment on these articles.

    • ruffy

      The genes are obviously there.

    • Miguel

      What’s more basic is the need for these criminals, criminals coming in all races, to understand that there would be armed citizens all around who would stop them by shooting them or having a credible threat of shooting them.

      In our modern times Hollywood has perverted the concept of what our literature describes the gun as “The Great Equalizer”. These out of control thugs might not be hurt at all if someone had presented a drawn handgun of them, though they would be in jail.

      My students’ parents from all over the world describe with horror the results of what my former party’s operatives want for us, namely a DIS-armed society, one at the mercy of criminals and government gunmen.

      • roadk9

        These young people have grown up in our society during the period where We have a Juvenile justice system. That system created during the last 40 years treats crimes committed by juveniles differently than previous generations. This is a demonstration of the failure of this Liberal experiment with a special justice system. It does not protect society it protects the criminally active young people from any effective intervention. They are left to continue their development into depraved predators in the worst areas of our cities and towns.

      • roadk9

        These young people have grown up in our society during the period where We have a Juvenile justice system. That system created during the last 40 years treats crimes committed by juveniles differently than previous generations. This is a demonstration of the failure of this Liberal experiment with a special justice system. It does not protect society it protects the criminally active young people from any effective intervention. They are left to continue their development into depraved predators in the worst areas of our cities and towns.

    • Il Bui

      Hey MORON, look at the pics of the animals they caught.

    • Mike G

      Are you too blind to look at the pictures of these subhumans?

    • Alfredo

      You’re stupid for inferring merely because a person’s last name is something like Gomez, that precludes him from being black. Remember Latino is not a race despite what some might say. You can be descendent of immigrants from Dominican Republic or Cuba and STILL BE BLACK

      • Stormzeye

        This is not a racial issue. It’s a cultural issue. Hip Hop/Gangsta culture is promoted by the entertainment industry and embraced by inner city thugs. Hispanics, Cape Verdians, Asians, Africans and American Blacks all revel in this sociopathic behavior regardless of their race.

        • Rob in Katy

          If it is not racial then can I be culturally prejudiced ?

        • Roze

          Not racial? Look to Africa and South America and tell me this isn’t racial. They act the same damn way in their own countries. It doesn’t MATTER anyway because ultimately white’s WILL HAVE TO UNITE in order to SURVIVE. Whitey is the enemy of them all, remember that!

        • Roadk9

          I agree this a cultural issue,and whites who grow up in this subculture will commit that same type of crimes. So the racist haters on this thread are just that racist haters.

          • TheRealKingMax

            “Racist haters”.

            Wahhh, wahhh, wahhhh.

            What a liberal troll.

        • Statesrule

          The cultural divide should be occupied…Anyone dare attempt to cross?
          Respect Others and Earn your way; otherwise, you are nothing and you shall get nothing

        • The Bobster

          Not racial??!!! When was a last time you saw a White man machete anyone, li bt ard?

          • CHM 723


            • CalFord

              Not true, my friends from Mexico said molestation is much higher in mexico, so high its almost the norm. You dont hear about it because hispanics clam up on these things to avoid retribution and embarrassment.

              So get your facts right clown.

            • Mark Hallenberg

              You’re watching too much TV.

            • Roger

              Hey McFly, you’re so gullible. Does the name Wayne Williams mean anything to you?

              • Babe Ruth

                Son of Sambo.

            • porchhound

              no…actually underage sex goes to blacks (hence the preponderance of twelve yr old mothers) and the child molestation/rapes goes to Hispanics….check out your local police blotter!!!

            • theonewhoknows

              Wayne Williams and Michael Jackson……’nuff said

              • Toad

                Michael Jackson was white.

            • helpful

              The same is true of serial killers.

            • helpful

              Look up the rates of rape (child and adult) by race of the perpetrator (the FBI publishes the numbers) and you’ll see that whites are nearly the lest likely to commit this crime (last I looked asian-Americans were the least likely).

      • Hal McCombs

        Don’t forget – these people think the term “African-American” is a legitimate term. Not “Nigerian-American”, which could be correct (since it’s a country of origin, not a continent). I guess people who are born in Canada and move to the US are “North-American-Americans”.

        • CSBubba

          True and wrong, A Canadian is an American by being from the North American Continent, same for Mexicans, Brazilians, Peruvians and so on. All from the North, Central and South American Continents can be considered Americans.
          Words have MEANING!

    • HG

      I don’t think you are stupid, just ignorant.

      Gon’t you see what is going on right now in America?

      Go back and read your own post. Then go look in the mirror and say to yourself: I need to get in touch with reality.

      • ablecynic

        Malcom is in touch with reality. The PC Nazis from the political left have destroyed our ability to condemn what is truly heinous. These three young black and Hispanic men are murderous criminals, and they are minorities who have been protected by the left. The Hispanic and black population of New Jersey has a crime rate well out of proportion to its size and you think that “we” — the white population are supposed to look in the mirror? Hell no! It is the blacks and the Hispanics who need to look in the mirror every day and say “why do people who look like us do so much crime?” That is the issue. You need to go back to your home and curl up in the fetal position and suck your thumb because you clearly don’t “get it” when it comes to crime.

      • caligula

        spics and chimps. shocking.

      • Babe Ruth

        Yeah these three young people are victims of the 1%…..and racism.

        You’re an idiot and they need to be beaten to death with ball bats.

      • Not a 'thug'

        Yeah – this happens on a daily basis in the hood, and on an annual basis in the suburbs. Go take a look in your own mirror.

        • porchhound

          Nothing my CCL and a ten round magazine can’t handle!

          • Mike Hogan

            A CCL in NJ? Are you kidding? Good luck with that. The average citizen in NJ has no 2nd amendment rights. The lawmakers and cops here haven’t read the Constitution. Once you leave your house, you are fair game. Thanks NJ!!!!

            • Norma Randolph

              I read this morning that Soros is buying up the gun manufacturing businesses. You all know where that will end up. It will end with him destroying all those companies in this country. He is working to take your gun rights away. Our congress needs to stop him.

            • Diego Roswell

              NY, NJ, ILL, CA – where you are a victim until proven guilty of self defense.

              • armedinTN

                And WI and HI also.

        • The Bobster

          Isn’t diversity just wonderful?

          Thanks, bea nie boys for inflicting it on us.

  • Joe Plascencia

    This is why all law abiding citizens should be armed. As you can see from the video police will not be there at the moment of an attack. You have a few seconds to defend your life and if these victims were lawfully armed those thugs would be shot dead like they deserved to be.

  • justin

    i got 16 in the clip and one in the hole… that’s all i need

    • Big Bear

      In this case, you should have 14 left. Militia math.

  • tina cohen

    we need segregation back to keep the blacks from attacking other races.. fact.

  • Tickyul Horrific

    This country is really done for, more and more savages acting as such.

    • Big Bear

      No. We are not done for. We just need to cull the herd while their paper-shaking enablers cower under their beds.

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