I always say that anything can happen in New York and it usually does. Imagine working out, minding your own business when a jackhammer bit comes flying through the gym window directly at you.
Your first question is probably, “What the hell is a Jackhammer bit”. It’s the metal spike that is used to break up the concrete or whatever you are Jack hammering.
The 59 year old, Robin Cocking was working out in a Manhattan gym on the Upper East Side. She heard the glass break and she took cover. The whole entire thing was caught on video. You can clearly see Cocking on the exercise mat working it out, doing hip raises and minding her own business, when she hears the crash of the window above. She rolls over, getting out of the way, just in time. For a 59 year old, she has cat like reflexes.
Cocking told the New York Post that she knew it was something going to be something heavy when she heard the glass break,
I saw this thing come through the glass. I thought: if it’s breaking the glass it has to be heavy metal, and sharp,’
The craziest part is that the gym is not on the ground floor. From the photo of the exterior of the workout facility you can see the glass that was shattered by the chisel. The director of the Asphalt Green, workout facility, Carol Tweedy, is not surprised that this happened. She says for years they knew that the industrial facility next door was dangerous and should not be in the very residential neighborhood. She told the media,
Of course this happened, We have been saying for years, this is not the right site for an industrial facility. There are 34,000 children who use Asphalt Green every year.’
At the end Cocking only suffered a few cuts. She realizes it was her lucky day,
‘I only suffered minor cuts on my right hand, right foot and on my left arm,My hands are still shaking. I think I’m still shocked.’
Do you think you would have had such cat like reflexes? Watch her quick move on the raw camera footage blow.