Police: Bad fare brawls with cab driver over price of his ride

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Bad fare

Police busted a man who they say brawled with a cab driver over fare on Dean Street on June 20.

The victim, 64, told police his passenger became irate over a fare dispute between Sixth and Carlton avenues at 12:12 am, when the suspect walloped him with a blow to the face, leaving him with a nasty cut over his eyebrow.

Cops cuffed their suspect later that day, charging him with assault, according to police.

Peddle perp

A thief rode off with a woman’s bike she locked on Fifth Avenue on June 18.

The victim told police she left her two-wheeler between Seventh and Eighth avenues at 9 am, and returned at 7 pm to find her chain snipped, and her ride stolen.

Beat it

Cops arrested two teenagers for allegedly beating a worker at a Vanderbilt Avenue bike shop amid a theft turned violent on June 13.

The victim told police he was keeping shop at the store between Dean and Bergen streets at 6:40 pm when he spotted one of the teens grab a Specialized bike and attempt to flee with the ill-gotten ride.

The worker gave chase, but suddenly found himself outnumbered as three other teens rushed in to help the alleged thief, with one of them breaking a glass bottle and wielding it as a shiv to thwart the victim, while the others attacked, cops said.

Police managed to cuff two of the youngsters, including the suspected thief, charging them with robbery, cops said.

Import export

Some crook rode off with a man’s Honda motorcycle he parked on 13th Street on June 12.

The victim told police he left his import crotch rocket between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 11:30 am, and returned the next morning to find the motorcycle stolen.

Crime of joy

A thief took a man’s Aprilia motorcycle for a joy ride on Carlton Avenue on June 11.

The victim told police he left his bike between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place at 6 pm, and returned the next morning to find it stolen.

But the bike was rediscovered not far away on Prospect Place, albeit with a broken ignition lock and damaged to the right side airing, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 5:41 pm, July 9, 2018
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