Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Police apprehended a 24-year-old woman accused of stiffing — then attacking — a taxi driver in DUMBO on Dec. 4.
The cabbie brought the suspect to Bridge Street between Water and Plymouth streets at 2:15 am — where the passenger allegedly refused to pay her fare, documents from the District Attorney’s office indicate.
Adding injury to insult, the suspect purportedly punched the driver in the face, kicked him in the body, and bit him on the hand and shoulder.
An unlucky victim had two scary encounters with the same violent man at the same DUMBO address last month, investigators say.
The poor guy first crossed paths with the perp on Nov. 9 on York Street between Bridge and Gold Streets at 1:25 am, when the villain grabbed the victim’s cellphone.
When the victim asked for his phone back, the thief allegedly lifted his shirt to reveal a tattoo reading “Crip life” — then grabbed the man’s wallet and fled.
Three days later, the victim ran into the perp at around 8:09 am and the thug allegedly grabbed him around the neck, pushed his head against a wall, and stole his wallet again.
Cops cuffed a 44-year-old man for allegedly stabbing another man with a screwdriver on Dec. 3.
The suspect confronted the victim on Atlantic Avenue between Henry and Clinton streets at 11:55 am and used the simple tool to strike the man repeatedly in the head, back, and body, according to the District Attorney’s office.
— Ben Muessig
©2012 Community News Group
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