Pedestrain beans driver with bat in sidewalk rage incident

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

I’m walkin’ here!

A pedestrian clocked a driver with a baseball bat for blocking a sidewalk on Pacific Street on July 27, cops said.

The victim said he was parked in front of a pedestrian ramp near Fourth Avenue with his car at 3:15 pm when the prickly fellow on the sidewalk started yelling at him.

“Move your f------ car,” the belligerent guy supposedly shouted.

The salty stroller then sauntered over to the car and beaned the driver with a baseball bat, according to a police report. The assailant fled, on foot of course, down Pacific Street towards Flatbush Avenue and paramedics transported the victim to Kings County Hospital Center in an ambulance, officers said.

Brick bash

A fiend blasted a guy in the face with a brick on July 20 in Dumbo, police stated.

The victim said he was leaving a fashion show at 9:40 pm, and was on the corner of Anchorage Place and Water Street when the lowlife approached. The tough guy asked the victim where he was from, and when the fellow answered “Brooklyn,” the galoot bashed him with the building block.

Mean mug

A no-goodnik punched a man in the face and stole his electronics inside one of the Bridge Parks near the corner of Bridge and York streets on July 22, police said.

The victim said he was in the park at 5:05 pm when the mugger approached and asked if he could use his phone. He refused and the villain came up from behind and clocked him, according to a police report.

The goon took a cellphone and electronic tablet, then booked it into a building on Bridge Street between York and Sands streets, then entered another on York Street between Gold Street and Hudson Avenue, cops stated.


A sneak stole a backpack from a man who was playing basketball in Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 22, according to cops.

The baller said he was playing on Pier 2 at 9:30 pm, and when he finished and returned to the sidelines, his bag had gone for a walk.

The knapsack contained $100 in cash, a cellphone, and a credit card, a police report says.

Donut dupe

Police arrested the former employee of a donut shop on Livingston Street for allegedly taking from the till from June 13 to July 1.

Managers at the treat dispensary on between Nevins and Bond streets said the 23-year-old worker was stealing cash for about a month and pocketed $1,271.20.

Picked off

A pickpocket snatched a man’s wallet near the corner of Fourth and Atlantic avenues on July 22, police said.

The 24-year-old victim said he noticed the wallet was gone at 10:15 pm, then found out his credit card had been used to purchase $226 worth of MetroCards.

Bagel bummer

A scam artist wrote $9,265 in fraudulent checks in the name of a Clinton Street bagel store, according to a police report.

The owners of the bagel store between State Street and Atlantic Avenue said seven checks went out between June 25 and July 18, all to folks who they do not know.


A sneak snatched a woman’s wallet from her purse while she shopped in a Fulton Mall clothing store on July 22, law enforcement officials said.

The 24-year-old shopper said she was browsing in the store between Bridge and Lawrence streets at 3:30 pm when someone bumped her from behind.

She noticed her wallet was gone when she got to the register to pay, police said. The wallet contained $30 in cash, her passport, and a MetroCard, per the NYPD.


A group of three or four galoots jumped a man for his backpack near the corner of Nassau and Gold streets on July 23, the authorities said.

The victim said he was standing near the intersection at 5:45 pm when the group of rapscallions tackled him, punched him in the face, and grabbed his bag. The North Face backpack contained clothes, a pair of Jordan sneakers, a G-Shock watch, an electronic tablet, and the guy’s wallet, according to a police report.

Diamonds aren’t forever

A shoplifter made off with a $25,000 chain and cross from a Fulton Mall jewelry store on July 25, according to police.

Workers said a man came into the store between Bridge and Lawrence streets at 3:15 pm and asked to try on the pricey piece.

He hung it from his neck and promptly took off running down Fulton Street towards Adams Street, police said.

Mental rentals

Two rental cars were stolen from a parking lot on Atlantic Avenue between July 12 and 13, cops stated.

Someone parked the first vehicle, a Ford, in the lot between Court Street and Boerum Place at noon on July 12, according to a report. The rental company noticed it taken at 9:57 pm the next day, the report says.

The second car, a Bavarian Motor Works buggy, entered the lot at 8:30 pm on July 13 and the company found it gone at 10:53 pm the same night, police said.

How low can you go

A prowler stole a bike from the basement of a Dean Street apartment building sometime between July 9 and July 15, according to the authorities.

The victim said she last saw the Cannondale Synapse in the basement of her complex between Bond and Nevins street at 8 pm on July 9. When she went down in the cellar at 6 am on July 15, the ride had hit the road, cops said.

— Matthew Perlman

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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