Lout rips out woman’s hair on R train

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Brutal assault

A lowlife tore out a chunk of a woman’s hair during an argument on a train near Union Street on Feb. 23.

The woman told police that she was on the Manhattan-bound R train near Fourth Avenue around 9:05 am when she asked a man sitting beside her to move into a different train car. The pair got into into an argument, which escalated when the lout shoved her onto a row of seats across from her, and pulled her hair, causing a chunk of it to rip out, according to officials.

Booze and lose

Cops say a bandit stole a beer from a Ninth Street store on Feb. 20.

The thief entered the shop near Fifth Avenue just after midnight and took a can of beer before fleeing the scene, according to police.

Harsh words

A menace threatened an employee at an Atlantic Avenue market on Feb. 20.

The victim told cops that he was at the store around 8 am when, for some unknown reason, the troublemaker followed him around the market and began making threats toward him.

Cops say the nogoodnik told the victim “I will kill you. I’m from Crown Heights,” and he feared for his life, according to the report.

Close, but no squat

Cops arrested a man for squatting at a Warren Street public housing building on Feb. 22.

Police say the suspect went inside the building near Third Avenue around 7:20 pm and said he was “going to drop something off,” according to the police report. Officers say the suspect is a known repeat offender and is barred from entering any public housing complex in the city.

Not so fast

Cops busted a man who they say tried to shoplift several items from a Ninth Street pharmacy on Feb. 22.

Police say the suspect walked into the drugstore near Sixth Avenue around 9:35 am and took an estimated $93 worth of items and stuffed them into his waist band and left the store without paying.

A pharmacy clerk pointed out the suspect to police and the items he took were recovered an hour later, according to authorities.

Would-be feast

Officers cuffed a man who they say an estimated $138 worth of groceries at a Fifth Avenue supermarket on Feb. 23.

Cops say the suspect entered the market near Baltic Street around around 9:46 am and placed four packs of chicken, two packs of hot dogs, cheese, a bag of shrimp, and a bouquet of flowers in his shopping cart, and left the store without paying, according to the report.

Police apprehended the 60-year-old suspect and recovered all items.


Some brute assaulted a man for telling him not to litter in front of a Park Place eatery on Feb. 22.

The victim told police that he was at the restaurant near Flatbush Avenue around 7:39 pm when he asked the litterbug to pick up his trash he dropped on the ground. Instead, the nogoodnik spat on and attacked him, causing bruising to his lip, before fleeing police reported.

— Alexandra Simon

Updated 5:48 pm, July 9, 2018
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