Two incidents involving 14-year-olds and one with a 17-year-old took place last week. The first 14-year-old was attacked Wednesday afternoon on Willoughby St., after a man called out “Yo, where’s poppy?” Within moments, the child was punched and kicked and robbed not only of $2, but also probably his faith in people.
Three days later, another 14-year-old boy was assaulted, and for quite a bit more money. According to the report, the victim was heading to a check cashing joint to get a money order for his mother; suddenly, he was jumped by five thugs who stole $700 out of his pocket.
The last teen incident took place Monday near Fulton and Gallatin; a 17-year-old was tying his shoe when he was suddenly kicked in the arm and robbed of his cell phone.
And the news just keeps getting worse, as evidenced by the tale that I like to call “Confessions of Felonious Monk.” It’s about the dangers of living with an ex, especially when there’s expensive stereo equipment involved. In this case, the 35-year-old victim was living with his ex-girlfriend until January, when he was locked up on unnamed charges. Once freed, he returned home to find the girl gone, along with $5,300 worth of stereo equipment, and damage totaling $10K. Police questioned the ex, who now lives elsewhere, and who I am guessing made a statement like, “Moi? You can’t be serious!” which was apparently sufficient because she was not arrested. (I await her book.)
A fight broke out at Kevin Barry’s Bar and Grill on Willoughby St. last Friday night, where a good Samaritan who tried to break it up got a bottle smashed over his head, resulting in 10 stitches. And by the way, I read the review of KB’s on Yelp: “Good people. And the DJ is the shit.” Just a tip for you all since Mother’s Day is right around the corner.
And finally, an iPhone was stolen from a straphanger at the High St. station; however, I have somehow managed to now hold onto mine for two weeks now. How long will this last? Tune in next time, Dear Reader.