Brooklyn man charged after drenching cops with water in Queens

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A Brooklyn man was arrested for allegedly soaking two traffic cops with a water bottle in Queens.

A Brooklyn man was arrested for allegedly soaking two traffic cops with a water bottle in Queens last week.

After receiving multiple Crime Stoppers tips, police arrested the suspect at his Arlington Avenue apartment at around 8 a.m. on Aug. 1. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with harassment and obstructing governmental administration.

Police say that at 2:34 p.m. on July 24, Larosa allegedly approached two on-duty, uniformed NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agents that were working at the intersection of 86th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven and sprayed a water bottle at them. Larosa then allegedly fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The Aug. 1 arrest follows the July 24 arrest of a Brownsville man who allegedly doused two cops with water in East New York on July 20.

The recent incidents, along with a similar one in Harlem, have gone viral on social media and drawn widespread condemnation from politicians, police unions, and senior police officials.

This story first appeared on, one of our sister publications.

Updated 3:19 pm, August 1, 2019
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Barry from Kenya says:
Taunt the bull, get the horns. Good job NYPD.
Aug. 1, 2019, 2:50 pm
Somebody from Somewhere says:
Wow water is a weapon now?
Aug. 1, 2019, 2:53 pm
Hillary from Prison says:
I'd take the long way and go down on him.
Aug. 1, 2019, 2:58 pm
Hillary from Prison says:
All Cops Are Basturds!
Aug. 1, 2019, 2:58 pm
Barry from Kenya says:
All trump Supporters are Overweight Uneducated Bigots, remember that folks!
Aug. 1, 2019, 3:03 pm
Fred from Flatbush says:
Meanwhile, Pantaleo has a cushy desk job at $120k/year.
Aug. 1, 2019, 3:57 pm
Elizabeth from Cherokee Nation says:
??Check out the criminal that got tuned up by the police?? Crime doesn’t pay. I guess you learned that the hard way.
Aug. 1, 2019, 7:41 pm
Bob from Gerritsen Beach says:
This guy is definitely washed up.
Aug. 1, 2019, 8:54 pm
OJ says:
Thanks Obama for teaching your peeps to disrespect law enforcement. They weren’t taught respect at home and the loser Obammy didn’t want to help them but only keep them as victims.
Aug. 2, 2019, 6:25 am
Elizabeth from Cherokee Nation says:
??Remember folks, this is what the gentrifying hordes really think of the locals they are stealing their homes from??
Aug. 2, 2019, 9:03 am
Barry from Kenya and Henry Ford from Bay Ridge and Hillary from Prison and Elizabeth from Cherokee Nation and Bernie from Moscow says:
??Remember folks, this is what I really think of minorities but wouldn't dare say it to their faces. That's why I use all these names to post my racist comments??
Aug. 2, 2019, 9:56 am
Hugh from Park Slope says:
Progressives have taught people to disrespect police. De Blasio has led the campaign against the NYPD even while shielded by NYPD bodyguards as he goes to his gym and gets his espresso. I turn my back on de Bladio along with the NYPD.
Aug. 4, 2019, 11:03 am

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