An unhinged 33-year-old straphanger was arrested on Feb. 9 after he attacked a B 82 bus driver rolling along Glenwood Road — apparently outraged that the MTA worker was leaving the area without him.
The bus driver was leaving the bus stop, which is near E. 98th Street, at 8:30 pm when the man came running up to the bus and started banging on the door, demanding to be let inside.
When the bus driver opened the doors, the thug accused him of driving away on purpose.
He then ran to the back of the bus, put his bag down, and tried to bum-rush the bus driver, punching his victim in the face while the bus was still in motion.
The suspect yanked at the wheel, causing the bus to swerve, and hit a special “fire button” that caused the engine to conk out before police took him into custody, charging him with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and attempted assault.
A 47-year-old woman was arrested on Feb. 14 after she attacked another woman inside an E. 85th Street apartment.
Witnesses said that the woman was arguing with her victim between Avenues K and L at 4:20 pm when she lunged, pinning her victim to the floor. After choking the victim for several minutes she then took her frustrations out on her victim’s property: she smashed the victim’s 52-inch television and threw a scooter through the windshield of the woman’s 1998 Nissan Maxima.
Cops took the woman into custody a short time later, charging her with assault in the third degree and criminal mischief.
A 22-year-old man was arrested on Feb. 10 after he threatened another man with a knife on Rockaway Parkway.
The victim called police at 7:30 am after several threats had been made during their interactions between Conklin Avenue and Glenwood Road. In each case, the thug would pull a knife, reminding his victim that he should “watch his back,” cops were told.
A 19-year-old thief was arrested on Feb. 13 after he tried to sneak an assortment of underwear from the Kings Plaza Macy’s — by wearing them.
Store security said that the thief went into the fitting room with multiple pairs of boxers and briefs, put them on and then put his pants back on.
Store employees caught him with all his extra padding, as well as six counterfeit $100 bills found in his pocket.
A thief armed with a boxcutter held up a woman on Flatbush Avenue on Feb. 10, leaving the woman with a cut index finger.
The thief ran off with the woman’s cellphone following the violent 7:30 pm exchange near Utica Avenue.
Jumped on Ralph
A crew of thieves attacked a 33-year-old on Ralph Avenue on Feb. 8, beating him until he gave up his cellphone.
The thugs approached the victim in a black Volvo just moments before the 11 pm mugging near E. 73rd Street, officials said.
Busted for murder
A 60-year-old tenant in a Flatlands apartment building was arrested on Feb. 9 for killing a building superintendent.
Police charged Errol Irving of E. 51st Street with murder in the second degree in connection with the Feb. 4 attack inside the building, which is between Avenues K and L.
Witnesses said Irving attacked building super Shayne Sinclair during an exchange of words at 8:32 pm, stabbing him in the chest.
Responding paramedics rushed Sinclair to Brookdale Hospital, where he died of his injury.
There were conflicting reports as to what Sinclair was doing before the attack. One report has Sinclair going to an apartment to retrieve some tools he had left there. Another said he was collecting rent money from tenants.