Cops: Brutes beat up guy for taking off his glasses

90th Precinct


Public spectacle

Cops collared an alleged rogue who they believe was part of a trio that beat up a guy for taking off his glasses on S. First Street on Jan. 24.

The victim told cops he was near Roebling Street at 10:15 pm when the alleged lout approached him along with two buddies. The victim took off his specs while walking past the group, and the alleged attacker said “Why are you taking off your glasses?” before punching the guy in the face and dragging him to the ground in a chokehold, according to a police report.

The victim said while he was getting trounced he felt the suspect’s hand in his pocket, but after the trio fled he found his wallet and cellphone on the ground, cops said.

Police later cuffed the alleged assailant, who had a small bag of marijuana in his pocket, according to a police report. Authorities said the victim’s face was swollen and bruised after the incident.


An unhinged driver lost his temper and punched a traffic agent who gave him a ticket at the corner of Broadway and Havemeyer Street on Jan. 29.

The victim had just placed a ticket on a gray sedan at 12:40 pm when the car owner came up and said, “Are you f—— serious? We are on the same job — I work right here,” according to a police report. The surly driver then shoved the traffic agent and said, “I should punch you in your f—— mouth, f— your f—— ticket,” authorities said.

The potty-mouth started to walk away, then turned around and ripped up the ticket before punching the victim in the chest, cops said. The perp then jumped into the newly ticketed car and sped down Broadway toward Marcy Avenue, police said.

Invisible gun

A lout gnabbed a guy’s wallet after threatening to kill him on McKibbin Street on the night of Jan. 26.

The victim was near White Street around 9:10 pm when the scoundrel came out of McKibbin Park and said, “I have a gun and I will kill you,” police said.

The victim forked over his wallet, but the perp kept following him down the street demanding more stuff, according to a police report. The thief then noticed another person nearby and ran down White Street towards Boerum Street, according to a police report.

Authorities said the malefactor had an object in his hand during the incident, but it was unclear whether it was actually a gun.


Cops cuffed a guy who allegedly assaulted a woman who he suspected of calling the cops as he and two buddies raided a Moore Street liquor store on Jan. 26.

The woman said she was near Humboldt Street at 8 pm when she saw three men loading up a brown van with boxes of booze from the nearby liquor store, police said. She passed by the store while on her cellphone, and one of the alleged bandits assumed she was calling the cops and started to chase her down Humboldt Street while the other two hopped in the van and sped away, authorities said.

The thirsty thieves made off with 165 cases of booze — including heaps of pineapple vodka and brandy — altogether worth $1,700, cops said.

Cops caught up with the alleged assailant the next morning at around 6:30 am and charged him with assault, according to a police report.

— Allegra Hobbs

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