A hero couple right out of an action movie

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A scooter-riding couple are the heroes of the week in Carroll Gardens after witnessing the theft of a cellphone and then chasing down the perps on their motorized cycle on Aug. 10.

The victim of the theft told cops that she was walking her dog while chatting on her cellphone near the corner of Hoyt and Degraw streets at around 8:30 pm.

That’s when her attention was diverted to the mound of feces that had just been produced by her dog, whose breed was not provided by cops. As she bent to do her civic duty, a teenager rushed over and grabbed the phone from her hand.

But the thug and his accomplice didn’t get far before the Vespa-riding man and woman went on the offensive, chasing the perps towards Union Street.

That’s where the woman jumped off the scooter, grabbed the phone out of the 13-year-old’s hands and hopped back onto the two-wheeler.

Cops later arrested the teen, and his 16-year-old thug pal, in a canvass of the area.

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B from WB says:

Give them an award!
Aug. 17, 2010, 7:56 pm
v from bay ridge says:
I guess 13yr old perps are not what they used to be. Twenty year ago the kid would have simply shot the scooter riding —— in the face.
Aug. 17, 2010, 9:12 pm
chandraisgreat from fomerly of bedstuy says:
This couple kicks ass! Something similar happened to me when a kid on a bike tried to grab my phone out of my hand while I was walking up to my apartment, luckily I have an eagle grip on my phone because I don't think I've ever seen a Vespa in Bedstuy.
Aug. 18, 2010, 8:05 am
victim from carrol gardens says:
Hi --

i'm the victim of the crime and it wasn't a vespa people -- just a non-descript motorcycle.
Aug. 18, 2010, 9:51 am

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