Cab customer stiffs driver on fare, then attacks him

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Not fare

A cab customer stiffed her driver on a fare and then bashed him in the head when he tried to make her pay up outside her home on Cumberland Walk on May 12.

The victim told police he picked the lady up from a casino and drove her to her residence near Park Avenue, but when they arrived, she only gave him $7 out of the $35 fee, according to a report.

The lout then ran into her apartment building, and the driver followed after her, taking out his phone to snap a picture and call 911, police said.

But the nogoodnik snatched his cell out of his hand and hit him with it, cutting his head. She then threw the phone to the ground and broke it, authorities said.

You snooze, you lose

A thief stole a drunk man’s phone as he snoozed away on a Q train between 14th Street and Flatbush Avenue on May 14.

The victim had the phone in his pocket when he got on the Coney Island-bound locomotive at Union Square Station at 5 am, but then fell asleep on board, cops said. He dozed for a few hours in his drunken stupor and awoke at the Atlantic Avenue stop, where he realized his phone was gone, according to a report.

He tracked the phone to the Brooklyn Bridge, but was unable to recover it, police said.

Nightmare scenario

A creep snuck into a woman’s Washington Avenue apartment while she was asleep and stole her laptop on May 12.

The woman was snoozing away in her unit near DeKalb Avenue when the jerk came in through an open window sometime and took her MacBook Air after 11:30 pm, according to a report.


Cops cuffed a woman who they say punched a teenage girl in the face and stole her cell phone on Myrtle Avenue on May 12.

Police said the victim was walking near Clermont Avenue at 6:15 pm when the woman allegedly bashed her in the head and took her Samsung Galaxy S6.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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