Police: Man attacks paramedics treating him aboard ambulance

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72nd Precinct

Sunset Park–Windsor Terrace

Good deed punished

Cops arrested a man for allegedly attacking paramedics in a drunken rage aboard an ambulance on Eighth Avenue on Feb. 2.

The victim told police he was treating the suspect for intoxication in the vehicle between 44th and 45th streets at 6:37 pm, when the guy kicked him in the knee and spit on him.

The suspect was taken to Lutheran Medical Center, and cops arrested him that night on a felony assault charge, according to police.

Bad apples

Police are hunting the two crooks that beat and robbed a man on 17th Street on Feb. 4, taking his iPhone 7.

The victim told police the crooks jumped him near Fourth Avenue at 3:05 pm, with one of them hurling him to the pavement, while the other cold-cocked him, before they took his pricey smartphone and fled.


Cops have given up the hunt for the jerk wanted for keying a guy’s car on 45th Street on Jan. 30.

The victim told police he parked his brand-spanking-new 2019 Toyota between Second and Third avenues at 11:30 pm, and returned about 25 minutes later to find a nasty gash running down the passenger side of his car.

Crime of opportunity

Police are searching for the thief who they say looted a woman’s car she left unlocked on 59th Street on Feb. 3.

The victim told police she parked her van between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 4:38 pm, and returned a little more than one hour later to find her bag, which contained more than $800 and credits cards, had been nabbed.

A transit worker later recovered the woman’s purse at the 53rd Street R train station, sans cash and cards, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Posted 12:00 am, February 6, 2019
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