The man's right leg almost entirely vanished into the asphalt, leaving him trapped on the crosswalk.
Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to serve on New York's highest court, was found dead in the Hudson River last week.
"It's a split-second thing. You're not going to let him die, right?"
She was reportedly uninjured.
The theft on a Brooklyn, New York, street is a "very big deal."
Nobody was hurt in the terrifying hail of bullets.