Yahoo shoots man with BB gun

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate


A sharpshooter shot a man with a BB gun on W. 24th Street on June 21.

The victim told police he was between Mermaid and Surf avenues at 3:30 pm when a pellet from a BB gun suddenly pierced his chest. The shot came from an unknown direction, said police.

Emergency responders rushed the man to Coney Island Hospital, officials said.

Graduation gone wrong

Police arrested a man for slapping a parent in the face at a graduation ceremony at a W. 12th Street school on June 23.

The woman told police she was attending her son’s graduation at the grade school between Neptune and Surf avenues at 10:30 am when a man approached her and slapped her across the face. The disgruntled man shouted, “Do not mess with my nephew” after striking the woman, officials said.

After the woman notified police, the man — who has a prior drug charge — was arrested, according to a police report.

Arcade brawl

Cops cuffed a guy who they say freaked out on an arcade worker and sliced her arm with a glass bottle on Jones Walk on June 23.

The woman told police that the man had been harassing her while she was on duty at the arcade stand near W. 12th Street and finally snapped on June 23 at 1:30 pm. Screaming and frenzied, the man grabbed a glass bottle and rocketed it toward the woman, slicing her right arm open, according to a police report.

Police officers responded to a call and arrested the raving man, authorities said.

Passport ransom

A cretin swiped a man’s passport on W. 21st Street on June 23 and is holding the document hostage and threatened to burn it unless he pay up.

The man told police that the thief took his passport and naturalization documents from a storage facility between Mermaid and Surf avenues and at noon and refused to give them back.

A police officer called the woman demanding she return the documents, but the scofflaw refused, and said that she will burn the papers on June 26 unless he pays her $1,500, officials said.

— Caroline Spivack

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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