Michael Malin, Courtesy: CBS 2 NY
New York-- Trying to play peacemaker didn't work out so well for a man in New York who said he has survived worst.
Reporter Hazel Sanchez of CBS 2 in New York said the 86 year-old Furniture store owner thought he was doing the right thing by intervening, but his efforts ended with a trip to the hospital.
It all started when Michael Malin tried to break up a fight between an employee and another man about his car being double parked.
Malin said the driver shoved him and he fell to the ground. He was knocked unconscious when his head hit the concrete. Doctors had to put four staples in his head to close the gash, according to Malin.
Malin said he came out of the store to tell the men to stop fighting and the next thing he knew, he was on the ground bleeding from the head. He said he has a pacemaker and wasn't looking for a fight.
Malin's a man who has survived worse. He told CBS 2 that he lost his mother, father, a brother, and twin sisters. Malin said at 13 he escaped the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Decades later, being injured during a fight over a parking spot doesn't seem like much of a challenge.
The suspect was arrested at the scene and charged with Felony Assault, Menacing and Misdemeanor Harassment.