Construction worker brings a gun to a verbal fight

90th Precinct


Trade fire

A worker upset at being told how to do his job stormed off a Wythe Avenue construction site on Aug. 4 and returned with a gun to shoot at his coworker, police said.

The victim recounted that he got into an argument with his coworker at the site between S. Ninth and S. Eighth streets during lunchtime. The angry man left and returned with the weapon at 1 pm, a police report states.

He fired one shot at the victim from between five and 10 feet away, but missed, according to the authorities. The victim took off running and the shooter squeezed off two more rounds, but didn’t hit anyone, cops said.

Take that!

A no-goodnik demanded a man’s wallet on Broadway on Aug. 9, officers stated.

The victim said he had just stepped out of a taxi and was standing between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street at 9:50 pm when a lowlife walked up to him with what looked like a gun under his hooded sweatshirt.

“Give me your wallet,” the mugger barked, per police.

The victim took off his headphones and pulled his wallet from his pocket and threw them both at the scoundrel, according to a report.

Bottled violence

A man threw a bottle at an officer’s face on Moore Street on Aug. 10 and was taken to a psychiatric unit, cops said.

Police said that one of their officers approached the fellow between Humboldt Street and Bushwick Avenue at 12:45 am and the guy freaked out and hucked a half-filled plastic bottle at the cop.

The man then refused to be handcuffed and went limp on the floor, a report says. Emergency services took the guy to get a psychiatric evaluation.

Realtor world

A real estate agent showing a woman’s Maujer Street apartment, or one of his clients, took the tenant’s belongings while she was at work on Aug. 10, police stated.

The victim said she contacted a real estate agent to try to find a new tenant for her apartment between Waterbury Street and Morgan Avenue and gave him the keys to her home to show it while she was at work.

When she came home at 1 am her black diamond gold ring, Apple laptop, and digital camera were all missing, according to cops.

End of the chord

A no-account so-and-so stole an antique guitar from a Grand Street store sometime between July 19 and 28, officers said.

The owner of the music shop between Roebling and Havemeyer streets said that he checked the store’s inventory on July 28 and found a 1973 Starburst Fender Stratocaster missing. He said the last time he had seen it was when he did inventory on June 19.


A 17-year-old boy was arrested for stealing a CitiBike from a S. Fourth Street dock on Aug. 8, according to a police report.

Police said the teenager stole the bike from the corner of S. Fifth Place at 10 pm. He was also in possession of a sharp object and told a witness, “it’s my poker for protection,” police said. The teen was charged with grand larceny.

— Danielle Furfaro