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Police: Man socks motorist in the face over double-parking argument

78th Precinct

Park Slope

Road rage

Police arrested a 47-year-old man for attacking a motorist on Fifth Street on Feb. 27.

The victim told cops he was behind the wheel of his car near Seventh Avenue at 12:57 pm, when a traffic dispute somehow related to a double-parked truck saw him embroiled in an shouting match with the suspect.

The other man came out on top of the argument after he allegedly socked the victim square in the jaw, leaving the man bloodied and bruised, before police arrested the suspect, cops said.


A sacrilegious sneak stole a man’s bike after he parked it on Carroll Street while he went to pray at a nearby house of worship on Feb. 26.

The victim told police he locked his bike to a pole between Sixth and Seventh avenues as he headed to a nearby church at 10 am, and returned just shy of an hour later to find his Speedstar bicycle stolen.

Bad day

Cops cuffed a 22-year-old woman suspected of going ballistic inside the city’s social services office on Fourth Avenue.

A worker told police the suspect was inside the department building between Pacific and Dean streets at 11:57 am, when she allegedly suddenly lost it and started hammering a glass partition with her foot, causing around $1,000 worth of damage.

Graft card

Police busted a 26-year-old employee of a Flatbush Avenue department store who they say took $4,000 worth of ill-gotten gift cards on Feb. 18.

Another worker told police he was inside the store between Atlantic and Fourth avenues at 4:07 pm when he spotted the suspect fill two gift cards with $2,000 each, and stuff them in her pockets.

Double tipping

Officers busted a 23-year-old man for allegedly ripping off the Bergen Street nightclub where he worked on Feb. 21, taking $504.

Detectives claim they got the suspect to fess up to looting the watering hole between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 2 am that night, when he allegedly cleaned out the register after everybody else had gone home.

— Colin Mixson

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