Cops: Man beat woman with cane to get a seat in building’s laundry room

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Cane pain

Police arrested a man who they say hit a woman in the face with a cane inside a Myrtle Avenue laundry room on Feb. 3 — because he wanted to sit down.

The victim said she was folding laundry in the building between N. Portland Avenue and Saint Edwards Street at 3:15 pm, when the suspect came over and demanded she step aside so he could sit.

“Move, black b—-,” the accused supposedly said, then smacked her with the staff.


A crook swiped a Prince Street building’s security guard’s cellphone on Feb. 3 while he slept on the job, law enforcement officials said.

The guard said he was in a chair in the office of the building between Tillary Street and Myrtle Avenue at 10:30 pm, and dozed off. He woke up at 6 am the next day to find his phone had been taken from his pocket, cops said.

Getting lifted

A man was arrested for allegedly attacking another man inside a Fulton Street elevator on Feb. 7, according to the authorities.

The victim said he entered the building between Carlton Avenue and Adelphi Street at 2:45 am and climbed aboard the lift. The suspect came in behind him and demanded cash, officers said.

The victim refused and the suspect shoved him against the wall and punched him in the jaw, the report says. The victim struggled with the suspect until police arrived and arrested the fellow, cops said.

Picked up

A crook stole a pickup truck from Park Avenue sometime between Jan. 31 and Feb. 4, according to a police report.

The owner said he parked his 2010 Ford F150 SuperCrew between Clermont Avenue and Adelphi Street at 11:30 am on Jan. 31. He returned four days later at the same time, and it was gone, the report says.

Bad move

Someone snatched a couple of laptops from a Washington Park apartment on Feb. 4, the authorities said.

The victim said he was moving into the apartment between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues at 2:30 pm.

He left to go to a friend’s house and returned 7:30 pm to find the computers were gone, cops said.

Ride-by taking

A cyclist snatched a cellphone out of a woman’s hands on DeKalb Avenue on Feb. 6, police said.

The victim said she was walking and text-messaging with both hands at 6 pm, and that as she reached the intersection of Hudson Avenue the bandit rode up behind her and grabbed the device.

The mobile malevolent kept riding, turning on to Hudson and heading towards Fulton Street, cops said.


Someone shot a man three times as he entered a Monument Walk building on Feb. 4, according to the authorities.

The victim said he was walking into the lobby of a building between Park and Myrtle avenues at 4:23 pm when the shots rang out. Bullets struck the man once in the biceps and twice in the leg, police said. The man did not see the shooter, and emergency personnel took him to Bellevue Hospital Center for treatment, cops said.

Royal flush

Someone stole a man’s wallet after he left it inside the bathroom of a Fort Greene Place school on Feb. 7, police said.

The victim said he used the lavatory in the school between DeKalb Avenue and Fulton Street at 9:55 am. He realized he had left his billfold five minutes later, and returned to find it gone, cops said.

The wallet contained four credit cards and a debit card, according to a police report.

— Matthew Perlman