Allow me to be honest and tell you that I was up very late last night and so am lacking the ability to talk gumshoe today. Also, not a lot of action went down this week. Am I selling you on the blotter yet? Thought so!
But fear not, as not all was quiet at the 84 this week. Looks like we may have a serial thief targeting high-end marketing and design companies, specifically ones in DUMBO. It all started last Friday at 11:30 at 68 Jay Street, where a man’s laptop and $3,000 watch were stolen from his desk.
Then 30 minutes later at Fusia Communications on 45 Main Street, an 18-year-old girl left her bookbag on a chair in the waiting room, and it was stolen along with her Macbook Pro.
Roughly 30 minutes after that and a few doors down, a woman left her pocketbook in a conference room, then returned a few minutes later to find a man rifling through it. When she asked him what he was doing, he answered, “Is this a film editing place?” Because at film editing places, it’s a free-for-all with pocketbooks. The thief then took off.
A few hours later at 15 Hoyt St., a gang of Bloods were hanging out on the roof when an argument started between one man and the leader; according to the report, the leader said, “Let’s muthoe him.” I must admit feeling less than streetwise while Googling gangspeak. (I am not in the Crips or the Bloods.) Turns out “muthoe” must be a misspelling, but of what? “Mother?” “Let’s mother him?” Regardless, the man was not mothered, but instead roughed up, treated at the hospital and released.
Two days later at the Farragut Houses on York Street, a man was shot in the left calf, treated at Bellevue and released. And that’s this week’s blotter.