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Parking dispute turns rod beating Downtown

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Park rage

A furious, inept motorist failed at parallel parking, then attacked another, blameless driver with a metal rod near the corner of Tillary and Jay streets on Aug. 20, cops said.

The 33-year-old victim said he was sitting in his parked car at 6:57 pm when the driver of the silver Nissan pulled up and tried to parallel park in front of him. When the bumbler bumped the stationary car several times, the victim hopped out and got in his face, according to a police report.

The lowlife then decided to escalate, exiting his car, punching the victim in the face, then retrieving the rod from his vehicle and beating the guy in the gut with it, according to the authorities.

Car capers

Police reported that thieves stole a motorcycle, two cars, and a van in the area this week.

• First a covetous biker took a motorcycle from Pacific Street sometime between Aug. 11 and Aug. 13, police said.

The ride’s 25-year-old owner told cops he parked it between Bond and Nevins streets at 8 pm on Aug. 11, and went to get it at 10 am two days later, but it was gone.

• A thief drove off in a 2003 Acura from the corner of Hicks and Joralemon streets sometime between Aug. 17 and Aug. 19, law enforcement officials said.

The 27-year-old owner reported he parked at 6 pm on Aug. 17, and came back to two days later at 11 pm to find the wheels had disappeared.

• Someone snagged a 2012 Toyota from its parking space on Dean Street between Hoyt and Bond streets sometime after Aug. 18 and before Aug. 23, according to the authorities.

The 37-year-old owner told police he dropped off the whip at 11:45 pm on Aug. 18 and went to check on it at 4:15 am on Aug. 23, but it had been taken.

• Finally, a 53-year-old woman said her 1996 Plymouth Voyager vanished from the corner of Nassau and Gold streets on Aug. 23.

She parked the Plymouth at 1:30 am, and it was gone by 4 that afternoon, cops said.

Till theft does he part

Police are after a man who they say stole $98,134 from his employer, a Remsen Street healthcare vocational school, by writing false checks to himself between June 24 and July 24.

Officials at the school between Clinton and Court streets noticed the money missing while conducting a financial review and discovered two checks written to a 33-year-old employee that they did not authorize, according to a report dated Aug. 18.

Easy target

An opportunistic burglar stole electronics and jewelry from a first-floor Bergen Street apartment while the resident was away between Aug. 12 and 18, officers stated.

The 29-year-old victim said her window was halfway open when she left her apartment between Hoyt and Bond streets for vacation at 7 pm on Aug. 12. When she returned at 5:50 pm on Aug. 18, her front door was wide open, according to an official account.

The crook took a laptop, a cellphone, some video games, and a pair of turquoise rings, the NYPD said.

Tech taken

A quick-moving culprit filched a laptop off a Dumbo tech-worker’s desk on Aug. 19 after the sap left it unattended for 15 minutes, police reported.

The worker said he left his office, on Main Street between Front and Water streets, with the door unlocked and the computer on his desk at 1 pm. He returned at 1:15 and it was gone, cops said.

Game of telephone

A degenerate grabbed a cellphone from a woman at the corner of Dock and Front streets on Aug. 20, according to the authorities.

A 19-year-old woman said she was standing near the intersection at 2:30 pm when the scoundrel crept up from behind, grabbed her phone from her hand, and took off down Dock Street, then turned right on to Front Street.

Park prowler

A gunman held up a man on Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge on Aug. 16, according to police.

The 26-year-old victim recounted that he was at a barbecue on the pier at 1 pm when the fiend came over and flashed a silver handgun. The victim forked over his wallet and cellphone, and the gunman took off, police said.

Tool taker

A quick crook took a man’s tool bag while he was removing a ladder from his work van on Court Street on Aug. 22, the authorities stated.

The 37-year-old worker said he put the bag down on the sidewalk between Bergen and Deans streets at 8:20 am so he could unload the ladder. Then he saw a cretin come by, grab the tools, and take off running down Court Street towards Atlantic Avenue.

— Matthew Perlman

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