Road rage: Driver hits delivery guy with club

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Road rage

A driver got out of his car and hit a delivery guy with a club after a near-crash on Lafayette Avenue on March 22, according to cops.

The 53-year-old delivery man told police he was driving his scooter at the intersection of Carlton Avenue at 7:15 pm, and almost got creamed by a blue four-door sedan.

He and the driver were arguing when the driver jumped out of his car with a club drawn, cops said. The maniacal motorist whacked the unlucky worker with a club, got back in his car, and drove away, police said.

Take in threes

Police are on the hunt for the burglar or burglars responsible for three break-ins at neighborhood businesses this week.

The first happened at a Chinese food restaurant on Fulton Street, overnight on March 17, police said.

The owner reported she locked up the eatery between Saint Felix Street and Fort Greene Place at 11 pm on March 16 and, when she opened the doors at 11 am the next day, she found that the register and bank machine had been busted into. The burglars also took an electronic tablet and an electric bike, according to a report. The owner told authorities it looked like the crook came in through a vent in the ceiling and left through the back door.

The other two break-ins occurred at neighboring eateries on DeKalb Avenue between Ashland Place and Saint Felix Street overnight on March 20, cops reported. Both owners reported they came in to find their back doors unlocked and their registers smashed.

Mean to teens

Police said three bullies robbed a couple of teens of a phone and cash on Adelphi Street on March 20.

The teens recalled thatthey were standing around between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 4 pm, when three bullies in hoodies came over and asked for the time. When the youths hesitated, the brutes forced then to fork over their stuff, police said.

Bad afternoon

Cops cuffed a 39-year-old man who they say tried to rob a guy on Park Avenue on March 22.

The 20-year-old victim told officers he was walking on the sidewalk between Cumberland Street and Carlton Avenue at 1:18 pm when the suspect approached and asked him for money, then demanded it.

“Do you have money? Give me some money,” the villain supposedly said.

The victim refused, and when the galoot started going through his pockets, he told him to stop, authorities said. The ruffian then punched him in the mouth and in the eye, at which time cops showed up and slapped cuffs on the bad guy, according to a report.


A sneak snatched a woman’s purse out of her hand while she stood on Fulton Street on March 18, cops said.

The 44-year-old victim related that she was talking on her phone near Hudson Avenue at 3:30 pm when the rapscallion approached from Rockwell Place, snuck up behind her, and grabbed her Gucci bag. The purse contained money orders, a MetroCard, and an insurance card, police stated.

Bus bust

Cops busted a 53-year-old on Fulton Street who they say lifted a wallet from a woman’s purse on a bus on March 18.

The 47-year-old victim reported she noticed the guy take her wallet while she rode the bus at 5 pm. Cops arrested the suspect when the bus stopped near Flatbush Avenue.

Roaming fees

A goon grabbed a 25-year-old woman’s phone and ran in to a nearby apartment building on Classon Avenue on March 19, cops said.

The lady said she was walking along Classon at 1 pm when the fiend came up from behind near the intersection with Lafayette Avenue, plucked her phone out of her hand, and darted into a building in the nearby Lafayette Houses complex.

Police did not find the guy, according to a police report.


A quick crook stole a backpack from a doctor’s office on S. Portland Avenue on March 21, police said.

The 40-year-old doctor who keeps an office between Fulton and Lafayette streets told cops she was seeing a patient at 9 am and left the door to her office open. The scoundrel grabbed a backpack containing a laptop, an electronic tablet, and a phone, according to authorities.

Intensive snare

A rapscallion filched a 62-year-old woman’s pocketbook from inside her DeKalb Avenue hospital room sometime between March 20 and 21, according to a report.

The patient told police she saw the bag in her room between Ashland and Fort Greene places at 10 pm on March 20, and noticed it missing at 2:30 pm the next day. The bag contained her driver’s license, debit and credit cards, and prescription medication, cops said.

— Matthew Perlman