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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Bad passenger

Cops cuffed a guy for hopping out of a cab without paying for his ride and attacking the driver on Van Brunt Street on May 6.

The 31-year-old passenger got out of the taxi near Hamilton Avenue at about 9:45 pm without paying his $43.30 fare, police said. When the driver confronted the passenger about it, he just started pushing, cursing, and grabbing him, according to authorities. The suspect also resisted arrest, police said.

Last call

A punk swiped a guy’s wallet he had left on the counter at a Beard Street bar on May 7, police said.

The 26-year-old guy left his wallet atop the bar at the watering hole between Dwight and Otsego streets at 2 am, and when he turned back to get it at 5 am, some baddie had grabbed it sometime, according to authorities.

The crook ran off with the Burberry wallet containing credit cards, a Florida driver’s license, and $30, officials said.

Caught red-handed

Police arrested a guy for swiping a woman’s delivery package off her Tompkins Place stoop on May 5.

The suspect grabbed her delivered SodaStream carbonation product from outside her home between Kane and Degraw streets sometime between 6:30 pm and 7:15 pm, according to authorities.

It’s a puzzle

A lout stole a guy’s wallet and tried to charge more than $2,000 to his credit card on May 4, police said.

The guy told police he was on Livingston Street sometime between 1 pm and 3:30 pm with his wallet. He walked towards Court Street before heading home to Douglass Street, at which point he realized his billfold was gone, officials said.

The goon who stole the wallet — which contained his driver’s license, health insurance card, $550, MetroCard, and credit cards — also tried to charge $2,163 to one of the cards, according to authorities.

Not a fan

Cops cuffed a guy for stealing a woman’s desktop fans that had been delivered to her apartment lobby on Baltic Street on May 5.

The suspect had taken her Lasko and Holmes blizzard fans from her apartment between Smith and Court streets sometime between 1:19 pm and 7:13 pm, officials said.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 5:59 pm, July 9, 2018
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