Car-jacker busted on birthday
Nathan Butler apparently wanted to live it up on his birthday, but ended up stewing in a holding cell.
The area resident, who turned 18 on January 12, was taken into custody that Tuesday for allegedly carjacking a motorist near the corner of Foster and Ralph avenues, police said.
The victim told police that he was sitting in his car at 4:50 a.m. when Butler allegedly yanked open the driver’s side door.
He then allegedly pulled the victim out of the car by his jacket, shouting, “Give me the f–king car!”
Police said that the startled victim ran off, but soon regained his composure and returned, finding Butler allegedly sitting behind the wheel.
Butler saw the victim and chased after him, alleged police. But by then cops were on the way, taking the birthday boy into custody for robbery in the first degree, grand larceny, unauthorized use of a vehicle and criminal possession of stolen property.