Cops: Woman steals man’s car, nearly runs him over

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Pure irony

Police arrested a 43-year-old woman, who they say stole a man’s Toyota from Mermaid Avenue on March 29, and, in an ironic fluke, nearly ran the man over with his own car a few days later.

The victim told police that he left his Toyota Rav4 near E. 30th Street at 9:30 am, and returned later to find an empty spot where his sports utility vehicle had been.

Then, on April 1, the man spotted his stolen vehicle with the suspect behind the wheel, which she was driving the wrong way on W. 24th Street — a one-way street — and nearly ran the man down with his own car, cops said.

Metal crook

A 48-year-old man was arrested for stealing sewage pumps and shower heads from a Cropsey Avenue hardware store on April 1.

An employee told police that he was working at the retailer near Bay 53rd Street at 8 pm when he noticed the suspect waltz out the store with a cart load full of at least $1,000 in unpaid for bathroom supplies, including the cast-iron sewage pumps and shower heads.

Bottle head

A 28-year-old man was arrested for beating a man with a glass bottle and then stealing his phone on W. 24th Street on March 30.

The victim told police that he was between Mermaid and Surf avenues at 4:30 am when the suspect clocked him in the face with a glass bottle, then snatched the phone from the victim’s hand, and fled.

Cops said they reclaimed a part of the victim’s phone from the suspect during his arrest.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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