Thief runs off with man’s phone after asking to borrow it

Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

72nd Precinct

Sunset Park–Windsor Terrace

Long-distance call

A thief ran off with a man’s cellphone he “borrowed” at a Fifth Avenue burger joint on Jan. 11.

The victim told police he lent the crook his phone to make a call inside the fast food restaurant between 52nd and 53rd streets at 9 pm, but claims the fiend later refused to hand it back, and ran off with it after concluding his chat.

When police arrived, they found the victim drunk and unable to provide a description of the thief, cops said.

No arrests have been made in the case, which has been closed, according to police.

Expressway to jail

Cops busted a 20-year-old man for allegedly driving drunk after he was involved in a collision on the Gowanus Expressway on Jan. 11.

The arresting officer claimed the suspect reeked of booze and was slurring his speech near the 38th Street exit, where he and another driver had collided at 2:15 am.

Police cuffed him at the scene, charging him with a misdemeanor drunk driving charge, cops said.

Low blow!

Police cuffed a 49-year-old woman for allegedly kicking a 30-year-old man in the crotch after he refused to take out the garbage at their 39th Street home on Jan. 7.

The victim told police the woman, a relative, threatened with him a knife, before punching him in the face and kicking right where the sun don’t shine at their apartment between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 12:10 pm.

Cops arrested the woman that day, charging her with misdemeanor menacing, according to police.

— Colin Mixson

Posted 12:00 am, January 16, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: