Last week’s precinct visit meant slogging through giant rivers of dirt puddles, and as a result I was exposed to diphtheria, the consumption and a touch of hysterical blindness. Luckily my vision was restored in time to traipse on over again this morning, although I’m still battling some kind of evil bug, the kind that made all those aliens keel over in that god-awful War of the Worlds. (BTW – if you are a fan of War of the Worlds, check out the trippy Moody Blues/Richard Burton version. That is all.)
But enough about me, here’s what’s news.
Last Saturday, a 24-year-old partied hard and fell asleep on the Q train heading home. When he woke up, his iPhone and wallet were gone.
Two nights earlier, a woman’s iPhone was snatched out of her hands on the 4 train at Borough Hall.
Around 3 p.m. on Friday, a man and woman walked into Reel Beauty on Fulton Street; the woman proceeded to steal a pack of false eyelashes. When confronted by a store employee, the man took out a razor blade and said, “Touch my wife and I will cut you.” Apparently she really needed them.
On Friday evening at Livingston and Court, a 26-year-old woman was approached by a man who asked to borrow her cell. When she seemed reluctant, he offered her $20 to hold while he made the call. This seemed to win her over, as she handed him her Blackberry Curve. He then took off with it. Who says you need to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for an education? She just got one for the price of a cell phone.
Roughly $1,800 worth of equipment was stolen from the Court St. Game Stop Wednesday night.
On Thursday afternoon at Hoyt and Schermerhorn, a 23-year-old man was surprised by a thug who put him in a choke hold, dropped him to the ground, put a gun to his head and stole his iPhone.
Finally, a 76-year-old man was treated and released from LICH, but not before someone at the hospital stole his passport and $500. And that’s this week’s blotter.