Phone or Taser, his choice

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90th Precinct


Tase-manian devil

Cops cuffed a teenager who they say attacked a younger teen and threatened to zap him with a Taser on Walton Street on Feb. 12.

The 14-year-old victim said he was at the corner of Union Avenue at 6:30 pm, on his way home, when the older kid grabbed him from behind. The fiend pulled out the weapon, threatened to electrocute him, and made him hand over his phone, cops said.

The victim said he waited until Feb. 24 to report the incident because he was scared. Police arrested the 17-year-old and charged him with robbery. Officers recovered a Taser but not the phone, they said.

Hot lunch

An angry boarder at a Porter Avenue shelter slashed another man with a razor blade on Feb. 25, all because the victim stole his place on a lunch line, police said.

The 20-year-old victim reported he was arguing with the suspect over the faux pas at the shelter between Ingraham Street and Johnson Avenue at noon.

The maniac threatened to slash the victim, cops said. The victim stood his ground and the wild man sliced him in the neck, cops stated. The victim was taken to the hospital for stitches and the 49-year-old was arrested and charged with assault, according to police.

Till the wheels fall off

A saboteur took the lug nuts off of a man’s parked car on Moore Street on Feb. 26, police said.

The victim told authorities that he went to his 2013 green Honda, which was parked between Manhattan Avenue and Leonard Street, at 8:21 am and started to drive away. He only got a few feet before the tires came off of the car and the rear of the vehicle hit the ground, cops said.

Family feud

Police are searching for a mom who they say choked her teen daughter in a Bushwick Avenue school on Feb. 27.

The 16-year-old victim told police she had an argument with her mother inside of the public school between Seigel and McKibbin streets at 8:30 pm.

The lady started pulling the teen’s hair and then put her hands around the girl’s throat, choking her until she was dizzy, police reported. The mean mom vamoosed and cops have been after her ever since, they said.

Bad medicine

Somebody stabbed a guy in his left shoulder on Wythe Place on Feb. 28, but the victim doesn’t know when or where it happened because he was high, cops said.

The 40-year-old victim said he was hanging out with a friend between Wilson and Taylor streets at 11 pm, then he came to and realized he had a stab wound on his left shoulder. He called police, but when they responded he was confused, police stated.

“I don’t know who stabbed me,” he told police, and confessed he was high on PCP, according to a report. Police say they took the man to a psychiatric center.

Steal this art

Cops cuffed a guy who they say lifted an expensive painting from a S. First Street art gallery on March 1.

The manager of the gallery between Havemeyer and Roebling streets reported that he found three paintings missing from the rear storage room of the art gallery at 8:25 pm.

He went outside to look for the paintings and found a man standing with them next to a dumpster, police said. He chased the thief down Metropolitan Avenue and called the police, who caught up to the man and tackled him, cops stated. Police charged the suspect with grand larceny. One painting was recovered and the other two are still missing, cops said.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: Confusing language removed.
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Reasonable discourse

Mike from Williamsburg says:
"The maniac threatened to slash the victim’s neck, but when the victim stood his ground, the wild man slashed him in the neck, cops stated. "

I'm confused and amused by the word "but" in that sentence.
March 5, 2014, 11:37 am

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