Brooklyn man charged after drenching cops with water in Queens

A Brooklyn man was arrested for allegedly soaking two traffic cops with a water bottle in Queens.
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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 QNS.com, one of our sister publications.

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