Cops: Two guys beat man they thought hit their car on 20th Avenue

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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

No respect

Police arrested two guys who allegedly beat up a 60-year-old man on 20th Avenue on March 13 because they thought he hit their car.

One suspect reportedly walked up to the victim’s car between 85th and 86th streets in Bensonhurst and punched him in the face at 11 am, police said. Officers allege the suspect then pulled the man out of his car while a second man hit the victim with a plastic milk crate. Then the pair pummeled the man while he lay on the ground, but then cops arrived and cuffed the two, police said.


A stranger punched a guy in the face for no reason at a Bay Parkway shopping center on March 12, NYPD officials said.

The beatdown went down at a shopping center on the Parkway between Shore Parkway and the waterfront in Bensonhurst at 8:11 pm, police said. The brute hit his victim so hard that it broke the man’s jaw, a police report says. Paramedics took the man to Lutheran Medical Center, per cops.

These seats are taken

An enterprising thief stole 36 seats from a bus when he couldn’t get the vehicle started on March 14, according to a police report.

The buster broke into an auto-parts yard on the corner of Benson and 14th avenues in Bath Beach at 4:13 am, officers said. He tampered with the ignition switch but apparently couldn’t get the bus started, so he removed all the seats and also took a television and stereo, cops said.


A fleet-footed fiend took two iPhones from the display case in an 86th street phone store on March 11, police said.

The thief walked into the store between 21st Avenue and Bay Parkway in Gravesend at 7:27 pm, swiped the phones, and bolted, according to law enforcement officials.

Money laundry

Someone stole a change machine containing $150 from an Avenue P apartment’s basement laundry room on March 10, cops said. The ne’er-do-well walked into the publicly accessible laundry room in a building between W. Second and W. Third streets in Gravesend at 10:30 pm, swiped the machine, and walked out a back door, according to officers.

— Max Jaeger

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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