Police: Group surrounds man under Boardwalk and steals snake • Brooklyn Paper

Police: Group surrounds man under Boardwalk and steals snake

60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Reptile raid

Police arrested one of eight men who they said surrounded a man underneath the Boardwalk on June 27 and stole his snake.

The victim told authorities that he was near W. 16 Street at 3:30 am, when the man in custody — with several others — walked up and said, “I want your snake.”

The group also took the victim’s cellphone, wallet, watch, a duffel bag containing X-Box games, and other goods totalling $300 in value, officials said.

Murder most foul

Police found a man dead on Bayview Avenue, across the street from the Gravesend Houses, on June 21.

The man, whose body was found at 11:30 pm, had been shot in the head, the back, and the leg. No suspects have been found yet, authorities said.

Pillow fight

Cops cuffed a man who they said beat and choked his girlfriend in their W. 11th Street apartment on June 23 over an argument about pillows.

The man strangled his significant other until she was dizzy at 1 pm and then dragged her off their bed, pulled her hair, and hit her with a children’s toy, a police source reported. Emergency personnel took the victim to Coney Island Hospital, where she was treated for a swollen lip, a bruised neck, and scrapes to her face.

Group effort

Cops rounded up three men who they said took part in a group assault on a 16-year-old boy at E. 12th Street on June 22.

The victim was beaten at 9:50 pm near Neptune Avenue and had his bicycle and cellphone stolen. Officials said that five others involved in the incident remain at large, but the cops managed to recover the stolen bike.

Third wheel

An unidentified louse took advantage of a lover’s quarrel Surf Avenue on June 27, taking the woman offguard and attacking her to steal her purse, authorities said.

The victim told police that she was arguing with her bofriend near Stillwell Avenue at 1:30 am when the thief came out of nowhere and slammed her head against the car door before running off with the purse.

Rubber burn

An anonymous thief took the tires and rims off of a car at Bay 46th Street on June 22, officials said.

The perpetrator also caused approximately $200 worth of damage to the car, which was parked near Shore Parkway, according to police.

— Eric Faynberg

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