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Big Mac attack

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Big Mac attack

Three renegade girls, one of them as young as 13-years-old, assaulted another teenager — and her school’s principal! — at a McDonalds on Nov. 19.

The three loose cannons struck around 3:45 pm at the burger joint at Vanderbilt and Atlantic avenues, kicking and punching their 13-year-old victim as the principal struggled to protect her hapless student.

Both the headmistress and the teen were sent to the hospital with pains in the head, back and chest, while their assailants fled.


Everyone loves the iPhone, including thieves:

• Two brigands clocked a man in the back of the head on Dec. 5, snatching the really smart phone and leaving him with a swollen dome. The thugs made their move around midnight at Park Place and Vanderbilt Avenue.

• A troublemaker snatched the must-have Apple device from a commuter on a Flatbush Avenue-bound 2 train on Dec. 1, only to be caught by cops as he made his getaway. The 18-year-old struck around 5 pm, and cops say they caught him mere minutes later at Washington and Flatbush avenues. Officer Derek Andrews got credit for the collar.

Big time burgs

At least two apartments were burglarized. Here’s the bad news:

• A woman came home on Nov. 18 to discover that thieves heisted a $15,000 ring from her St. Marks Avenue apartment. When she returned, she discovered that the front door was open to the unit, which is between Vanderbilt and Underhill avenues, and the bling was gone.

• A thief busted into a St. Johns Place apartment on Nov. 20, escaping through a window with a stash of Apple gear. The resident, who lives between Washington and Classon avenues, came home at 6:30 pm to find that her laptop and iPod were gone.

Holiday treat

It’s the most horrible time of the year — if you’ve got a car in the 77th Precinct.

A police source told The Brooklyn Paper that the neighborhood is experiencing its annual uptick in car break-ins on Flatbush, Vanderbilt and Washington avenues — a pattern that is typical of the holiday season when thieves do their Christmas shopping.

Cops said that the best defense is no offense: don’t leave your holiday booty visible in the car. Otherwise, it’s an open invitation.

Indeed, grand larcenies were up 250 percent last week, though the raw numbers mean that there were seven such burglaries in total.

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Mattew's Dad from Fisher Park says:
What red-headed cracker on the street would advise a miserable christmas shopper that "the best defense is no offense". Is this public service? You betcha!
Dec. 10, 2009, 7:39 am

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