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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Irate driver

Police are hunting a bruiser who bashed a traffic cop trying to give him a ticket for blocking the bike lane on DeKalb Avenue on May 29.

The traffic agent was issuing a ticket to a double-parked car blocking the bike lane near Rockwell Place at 1:56 pm when the driver confronted him, asking “What are you doing?” police said. The cop told the scofflaw he had to move his car and the jerk snarled, “No I don’t.”

He then punched the cop on the top of his head, but the blow deflected after the initial hit and cracked the lawbreaker’s front windshield. The rogue then hopped into his car, which was occupied by a lady and a baby, and drove off, according to a report.

Taxi attack

Three baddies attacked and robbed a cab driver on Classon Avenue on May 31.

The driver picked up a man and two women on St. Marks Avenue around 10:30 pm to take them to Williamsburg, police said. But on the way, they told him to pull over near Fulton Street.

The male passenger got out, but the women refused to leave, and grabbed the driver, according to authorities. The man slapped him and lifted $95 from his front shirt pocket and fled, a report said.

Taken down

Cops cuffed a guy whose attempt to steal a woman’s phone was foiled by two good Samaritans on S. Oxford Street on June 1.

The lady told police she was using the iPhone app FaceTime to video chat with her boyfriend as she was strolling near DeKalb Avenue at 10:13 pm when she suddenly felt hands around her neck and mouth.

The suspect then snatched her phone from her hand and proceeded to run off into Fort Greene Park. The woman was screaming for help when two bystanders tackled the suspect to the ground and he threw the phone away from himself. Cops then arrived and arrested the guy, according to a report.

Rough ride

Some scab bit a car driver and stole his phone after he refused to pay for his ride on Myrtle Avenue on June 1.

The car service operator picked up the lout on DeKalb Avenue at 4:36 am and took him to his destination near Ashland Place, police said. Once they arrived, the punk told the driver he wasn’t paying for his ride and an argument ensued.

The driver then told the filcher he was taking him to the police station and proceeded to drive towards it, when the thief started punching him, bit him on the right hand, snatched his phone, and fled, the victim told police.

Sneak thief

A pilferer snatched a guy’s Canon camera lens and charger from his Waverly Avenue stoop as he was unloading his car on June 1.

The victim was taking belongings out of his car he parked near Park Avenue at 10:45 am and had put his pricey lens, battery charger, and battery on his steps. But when he turned away, some thief lifted it and fled, according to authorities.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 5:58 pm, July 9, 2018
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