International con artist threatens man with revenge porn; demands $1,500 to stop it

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72nd Precinct

Sunset Park—Windsor Terrace

Photo con

A con artist swindled a youngster out of $100 by threatening to release a nude photo the man sent via Facebook messenger on 35th Street on Feb. 7.

The low life threatened the man online while the man was at school between Third and Fourth avenues at around 12:30 pm on Feb. 7, saying he would send the photo to the man’s school and work and demanding $1,500 to stop the spread. The man instead sent $100 to the perp — who police discovered was in West Africa’s Ivory Coast — via Western Union, but the good-for-nothing then contacted the man through a second phone number to demand $200.

Roof stomper

Police arrested a man who stomped on the roof of another man’s 2001 Nissan Maxima on 51st Street on Feb. 6, causing hundreds of dollars worth of damage to the car, police said.

The man stomped on the roof between Third and Fourth avenues at around 7 pm, and police arrested him the same day.

Build site ripoff

A thief stole more than $4,500 worth of property at a 33rd Street construction site at some point between Feb. 7 and 8 by removing a lock to the front gate and breaking two locks on tool containers, according to police.

The theft occurred at some point between 5 pm on Feb. 7 and 7 am the following day, between Third and Fourth avenues. The perp stole two saws, a screw gun, a hammer drill, and a building laser, according to the report.

Bagged it

A thief stole a woman’s designer bag and $4,350 worth of valuables inside out of her 2009 Jeep Patriot she parked on Third Avenue on Feb. 9, police said.

The good-for-nothing made the move at some point between 1 pm and 7 pm, when the car was parked between 29th and 30th streets. The perp stole the woman’s MacBook laptop, a watch worth $2,500, Ugg boots worth $150, and the Marc Jacobs bag worth $200. The woman did not remember if she left her doors unlocked, she told police.

—Julianne McShane

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 5:49 pm, July 9, 2018
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