Unidentified flying object strikes driver

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94th Precinct

Greenpoint—Northside Williamsburg

Flying objects

A taxidriver was hit by a flying object after he dropped his fare off at 2:20 am on April 23.

The 43-year-old victim told police he had stepped out of his yellow cab after parking it on the northbound side of McGuinness Boulevard between Green and Huron street. Suddenly, something hit him in the back of the head. He said he didn’t know where it came from, but it felt like it came from a passing car. The taxi driver was taken to Woodhall Hospital by bus with a head injury.

Student Mugged

Two bullies bashed a teenager on the head and stole his cell phone as he walked to school at 8:20 am on April 22.

The teen told police he was walking at the corner of Meeker Avenue and Leonard Street when one of the men hit him over the head. The other man grabbed his iPhone out of his jacket pocket. The two fled and police were unable to recover the phone using his Apple login. The victim was taken to Beth Israel with a concussion.

Skateboard versus bikes

A skateboarder riding his board on the south end of McCarren Park was robbed at gunpoint.

The victim told police he was skateboarding at the park near Bayard Street and Union Avenue at 9:40 pm on April 25 when three punks on bicycles rode up to him.

“What you got in your pocket?” one of them said, while another pointed a gun at the victim’s head.

The leader of the gang put his hand in the victim’s pocket and took his cell phone. The trio then rode away.

Break-in thwarted

A burglar tried to break into the apartment of a Greenpoint woman, but ran away when she confronted him.

The homeowner told police she was with her baby at her upstairs apartment on India Street between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street. At 10:10 pm on April 20 she said she heard someone walking up the stairs. She saw a man in a hoodie. When he spotted her, he said, “I’m sorry,” before turning and walking down the stairs and out the door.

— Danielle Furfaro

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at
Updated 9:35 am, May 1, 2013
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