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Police: Teen refused to pay fare, beat cab driver with glass bottle

78th Precinct

Park Slope

Bad fare

Cops arrested a teenager for allegedly beating a cab driver with a glass bottle on Flatbush Avenue on Aug. 11.

The victim told police he was dropping the 18-year-old suspect off at an aerna near Atlantic Avenue at 3:05 am when the teen tried to take off without paying for his fare, eliciting an argument that ended when the passenger cocked him with a glass liquor bottle.

Police nabbed the suspect that morning, charging him with felony assault, cops said.

Bike bandit

A thief rode off with a woman’s bicycle she parked on Prospect Park West on Aug. 3.

The victim told police she chained her Huffy Lasso Cruiser to a bicycle rack near Grand Army Plaza at 1:05 pm, and returned two hours later to find the bike stolen.

No arrests have been made in the case, which police have closed, cops said.

Nap-time caper

Someone nabbed a smartphone off a guy sleeping by the side of Plaza Street West on Aug. 4.

The victim told police he passed out on the sidewalk between St. Johns and Lincoln places at 4:30 am, and awoke later at 10 am to find his LG Style 4 cellphone stolen.

No arrests have been made in the case, which police have closed, cops said.

Raw shrimp

Cops arrested a man for allegedly stealing $100 worth of raw shrimp from a Fifth Avenue bodega on Aug. 8.

An employee told police the suspect nabbed a small banquet worth of shellfish from his store between Baltic and Douglass streets at 3:45 pm, blithely carrying his ill-gotten seafood past the register without paying.

Police arrested the man — who it turns out had three active arrest warrants — that day, charging him with petty larceny, cops said.

Package perp

Police cuffed a man accused of stealing books and toilet paper off the front stoop of a Carroll Street house on Aug. 8.

The arresting officer claims to have spotted the suspect nabbing the packages from beyond the front gate of the home between Seventh and Eighth avenues at 5:15 pm, before cuffing him for petty larceny.

— Colin Mixson

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