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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Insidious in-law

A parenting dispute grew out-of-hand when a man assaulted his father-in-law in a W. Eighth Street apartment on June 29, cops charged.

Police reported that the victim and his son-in-law were arguing near Surf Avenue at 8 pm about taking the victim’s grandson to the park. The son-in-law pushed his child’s grandfather, punched him in the face, and grabbed his head, slamming it against the floor repeatedly, according to the police report.

The angry in-law then dragged the victim to the bathroom and ran his face under hot water, officials stated.

Marital malice

Officials took custody of a man who they say assaulted his wife at their W. 29th Street home on July 4.

The victim was in their apartment between Surf and Neptune avenues at 9 pm when her husband allegedly punched, strangled, choked, and bit her.

She told police that her husband also hit her in the face with a curling iron. The victim needed dental work in addition to dealing with pain of injuries as a result of the attack, according to the police report.

A bad friend

Cops wrangled a man who they charge raped his friend in the stairwell of a W. 33rd Street building on June 29 when she asked him to charge her cellphone at his apartment.

The victim told authorities that the man initially took her phone upstairs in the building near Neptune Avenue by himself. She told police she later asked him to retrieve the phone at 4:30 pm and followed him inside, but the man instead took her to the 15th-floor stairwell and forced himself upon her, the police report states.

Bus bandit

Cops cuffed a man on July 1 who they claim was driving a school bus stolen from a W. 19th Street parking lot.

The arresting officers reported seeing the man and two other unapprehended individuals in the bus near Surf Avenue at 1:55 am. Authorities said the driver had driven not one, but two school buses through the gate of a parking lot, damaging the gate and both buses.

The alleged bus thief tried to flee on foot when the police approached, and then resisted arrest when the officers caught him, police stated. The cops were forced to pepper spray the suspect, who was then treated by Emergency Medical Services at the scene, officials said.

Takeout trauma

Police arrested an offender who allegedly attacked a Chinese food delivery man on the Boardwalk and stole $40 worth of food on June 29.

The perpetrator punched the delivery man in the faced with a closed fist near Brighton Sixth Court at 6 pm and grabbed the bag of food out of his hand, a police source said.

Slap-happy scoundrel

Cops slapped handcuffs on a man who they allege slapped a random stranger in the face and demanded money on Brighton Beach Avenue on July 3.

Officials said the suspect approached the victim, a 53-year-old man, at 9:20 pm near Brighton Fourth Street and slapped him across both sides of the face before saying, “Give me your money now.”

— Eric Faynberg

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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