Latin Kings chase man with cane, bat over gang affiliation

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90th Precinct


Gang mean

Cops cuffed a cadre of alleged gang members who they say attacked a man because he was not a Latin King on Union Avenue on April 24.

The 22-year-old victim told police that he was between Montrose Avenue and Meserole Street at 5:50 pm when 15 toughs circled him.

“Are you a Latin King?” one of the bullies asked, and a second later another one threw a punch, police said.

“Go get him, f--- him up,” another supposedly said.

One supposed gangbanger chased the victim with a cane and another brandished a baseball bat, officials reported.

The victim escaped with no injuries, officers said. Police arrested a 22-year-old, a 17-year-old, and a 15-year-old and charged them all with assault.

Stranger danger

A scoundrel mugged a teen on Broadway on April 23, making off with his phone, police said.

The 18-year-old victim said that he was at the corner of Lorimer Street at 2:20 pm when the menace walked up to him.

“Hand over your phone or I will hurt you,” the villain said, according to the authorities.

The teen complied and escaped unhurt, cops stated.

Two on one

A pair of fiends attacked a woman as she was walking to school on Debevoise Street on April 24, officers reported.

The 22-year-old woman related that she was on near Broadway at 5 pm when a lowlife grabbed her by the neck and held her down as another goon searched her pockets and pulled her phone out of one. Police said they will check a camera on Broadway for evidence.

Ride-by rocking

A maniac cyclist threw a rock at a young boy’s head on Union Avenue on April 25, cops said.

The father of the 9-year-old boy reported that the kid was standing in the parking lot of his apartment between Lorimer and Walton streets at 3:10 pm when a bike-riding bandit threw a rock over the gate and hit him on the forehead.

The scalawag rode off and the boy was taken to an urgent care center, where he was treated and released, law enforcement officials said.

Keap the tip

A swift assailant slashed a guy’s back and arm as he was walking down Keap Street on April 23, according to a report.

The 21-year-old victim said that he was walking between S. Third and S. Fourth streets at 5:25 pm when he suddenly felt a cut his back.

The slasher ran off and the victim went to Wyckoff Hospital to get his back and right triceps stitched up.

Batting cage

A crew of cretins surrounded a teenager and hit him with a baseball bat on Wallabout Street on April 23, officers said.

The 16-year-old victim told police that he was between Throop Street and Harrison Avenue at 8:15 pm when a group of brutes surrounded him and one swung a baseball bat at him, hitting his right thumb.

The toughs ran away and the victim was treated for his injuries, cops stated.

Mean girls

Police arrested two teenage girls after they allegedly slashed a 14-year-old in the head and face on Siegel Street on April 22.

The victim recalled that she was between Bushwick Avenue and Humboldt Street at 7:55 pm when the two bullies attacked her. Police arrested a 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl and charged them both with the felony assault.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

John from Williamsburg says:
Wow. The ages of the victims are 9 to 22. The times are all between 2:20 PM and 7:55 PM. No 4 AM attacks on 27-year-olds returning from a night out? That's what we used to get all the time.
April 30, 2014, 9:47 am
Richard from Bedstuy says:
The first story says a 22 yr old was chased down by a group of guys that asked him if he was a Latin King. That does not make the attackers part of that organization just because they asked him that question. Sounds to me like they were looking to attack him if he were a Latin King...which would make the assailants part of a different organization.
May 5, 2014, 11:41 pm

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