I walked into an 8-4 that was in a rather delightful mood yesterday. Though “delightful” might be the wrong word—however it was in sharp contrast to the usual. Perhaps because the temperature dropped below 8,000 degrees? Perhaps the Captain is in love? Who knows, but allow me to bring you back to Earth with tales of perps and skells.
A red Vespa belonging to a Furman St. resident was stolen from outside the River Deli on Sunday.
The following morning, a 23-year-old man on Concord and Prince was jumped by a gang who beat him with bottles and kicked him in the face. They made off with $12 and the victim’s cell phone.
On Monday night another 23-year-old trying to stop a fight between a woman and her niece on York St. was smacked in the face with a metal object for his troubles.
On Tuesday afternoon, a would-be mugger ripped two chains off a 29-year-old woman’s neck while she was on 3rd and Schermerhorn. But this was no waif, this was a No. 1 Mama—at least, that’s what one of her chains said, which reportedly cost $640. She fought her attacker, retrieved her jewelry and only suffered a broken nail. Hopefully the perp suffered a mighty wounded ego.
A domestic dispute occurred on Washington St. Thursday afternoon, when a man reported his girlfriend suddenly went berserk and beat him with a belt.
The River Café was the scene of a crime Tuesday, and we don’t just mean the price of their shrimp scampi! (Ahem.) An employee left her bag—which contained $1,580 cash—underneath a table. And before you could say “Planet Fitness!” it was gone.
A 19-year-old woman was followed out of a Chase Bank on Flatbush Ave. Ext. Tuesday evening by a thief who then stole her bag and $500.
Do you come from the land down under? Then one of your paisans would probably recommend you stay off of Smith St. A 30-year-old woman visiting from Australia was standing on the corner of Smith and Warren Saturday night when a man raced by and grabbed her iPhone. Police showed the victim a series of photos, but she was unable to identify her mugger.
Finally, a 17-year-old got into a dispute with her ex on Facebook. The following day while she was walking to school he approached her and asked to talk; when she refused, he pushed the girl and took her pocketbook. I’m glad Facebook didn’t exist when I was a teen, and that’s this week’s blotter.