Social worker Julio Diaz was a creature of habit. Every night when heading home to the Bronx, he would make a pit stop at his favorite diner. One evening Diaz stepped off the subway and his routine took a turn for the worst. As he headed towards the stairs on the deserted platform a teenager approached him. Out of the blue, the stranger drew a knife and demanded that Diaz hand over all his money. Seeking to pacify his attacker, Diaz did what he was told. He handed over his wallet and the teenager walked away.