SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Residents are demanding action in Sleepy Hollow following the fatal stabbing of a teenager.
Flowers and candles mark the spot in Barnhart Park where Tahj Robinson, 17, of New Jersey was killed Friday night. The former student of Sleepy Hollow High School was back in town visiting friends when he was stabbed to death in the park.
Residents said the park isn’t safe at night and they plan to attend a village board meeting Tuesday night to voice their concerns about the after-hours activity.
“It’s a little intimidating. There’s a bunch of kids that hang out and drink and smoke pot, I mean, you can smell it,” said Susan, who has lived in Sleepy Hollow for 53 years. “It needs more policing, just patrol it more, or put more lighting. There’s no lighting, they knocked the lights out.”
“As far as what can be done, neighborhood watch — let the citizens help,” another resident said. “If they see anything call the cops, let them know.”
Berinzon Moronta, 16, of Tarrytown is charged with second-degree murder in connection with Robinson’s death.