Police: Violent jerk ran over man

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Rough rider

Cops say a violent creep used his car to run over a man on Nevins Street on May 16.

The 59-year-old victim told police that he was walking near Wyckoff Street at 5 pm when he got into an argument with an angry driver. The motorist then backed up his car and intentionally struck the poor guy’s leg, leaving him with injuries, according to police.

Cops arrested a 51-year-old suspect the same day.

Got mail

A thief smashed the window of a car parked on Third Avenue — and swiped $3,810 that was left inside the car — on May 16.

The 30-year-old victim told cops he left his red 2005 Pontiac Vibe near Union Street at around midnight — but left an envelope full of cash inside. He came back at 10:40 pm the next day and discovered his window smashed and the envelope gone.

Eye witness

Two lady crooks snatched some fancy sunglasses from a shop on Seventh Avenue on May 17.

A worker at Pearle Vision near Union Street told cops two women walked into the shop at 12:40 pm and grabbed four pairs of designer sunglasses, which cost approximately $1,500 all together.

The gals then strolled out of the shop without paying, cops say.

Bad bar-goer

A quick-moving perp swiped a laptop from a man at a bar on Union Street on May 19.

The 28-year-old victim told cops he set his Mac laptop inside a blue bag on a bench at Union Hall near Fifth Avenue at around 3 am — then looked away for five minutes. That was enough time for the thief to snatch the bag and disappear.

Hospital hoax

A jerk stole a credit card from a worker at a hospital on Sixth Street on May 17.

The 46-year-old victim told cops she locked her bag inside a locker at New York Methodist Hospital near Seventh Avenue at 4 pm, went to work, and came back four hours later.

That’s when she discovered the bag missing — along with the Visa credit card inside.

— Natalie O’Neill

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 5:33 pm, July 9, 2018
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