Route of all evil: Maksim Gelman’s 28-hour trail of blood


February 13, 2011, 11:58 AM

Follow the bloody rampage in Brooklyn and Manhattan that left four dead:


1. 2830 E. 27th St., 5 a.m. Friday

Gelman, 23, savagely stabs his mother’s boyfriend, Alexsandr Kuznetsov, 54, to death with a kitchen knife after the hulking man refuses to turn over the keys to the family Lexus. His mom, Svetlana, is unharmed.

2. Avenue S and Ocean Avenue, 8:15 a.m.

School safety agent Adamantia Nikalaydakis, 41, is struck with a similar-looking vehicle and is treated at Lutheran Hospital with a broken leg. Unconfirmed if it was Gelman’s Lexus.

3. 2466 E. 24th St., 10 a.m.

Gelman enters the home of his stalking victim, Yelena Bulchenko, and fatally stabs her mother, Anna, 56. He waits there for hours until the daughter comes home at 4:20 p.m., and after a brief chase around the house, stabs her to death.

4. East 24th Street and Avenue U, a few minutes later

Gelman flees, ditching the Lexus nd carjacking a double-parked Pontiac Bonneville from Arthur DiCrescento, 60, who Gelman stabs three times in the chest. The victim is not killed.

5. Ocean Parkway near Avenue R, 4:30 p.m.

Gelman runs over pedestrian Stephen Tannebaum, 62, who later dies at Kings County Hospital. The killer escapes.


6. 838 Ave. H, 9:15 p.m.

The Bonneville is found empty and still running.

7. Eastern Parkway and St. Marks Place, 12:45 a.m. yesterday

Gelman flags down a Lincoln Town Car driven by Fullerton Fitz, 55. He jumps in the back, pulls a knife and they struggle. Fitz is stabbed non-fatally in the neck and shoulder. Gelman flees on foot.

8. 1710 Eastern Pkwy., minutes later

Gelman rushes a Nissan Maxima parked outside a church. Driver Sheldon Pottinger, 25, desperately holds on to the wheel, but gets shoved to the passenger seat and stabbed non-fatally in the arm and leg. Gelman flees in the car, and the victim jumps out at Rockaway Avenue.


9. Broadway and West 137th Street/Broadway and West 96th Street, 8:45 a.m.

Gelman is spotted on a downtown 1 train, where he snatches a newspaper with his photo from another rider, saying “Do you believe what they are writing about me?”

10. Subway tunnel under Seventh Avenue between 34th Street and 42nd Street, 9:15 a.m.

Gelman gets off the 1 train, jumps onto the tracks and boards an uptown 3 train by climbing up between cars. He bangs on the operator’s door and yells, “My girlfriend ruined my life!” He turns his rage on a 40-year-old passenger, whom he stabs — the victim is in critical condition. Transit cops subdue Gelman.