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72nd Precinct

Sunset Park–Windsor Terrace

Flail fail

Police arrested a man who allegedly tried to punch an officer who found him unconscious in a running car on 61st Street on Feb. 14.

Cops found the man passed out behind the wheel of a 2006 Honda Accord with keys in the ignition, engine running, and his foot on the accelerator near Fifth Avenue at 2:10 am, according to the report.

He vomited and opened the windows after the officers tried to rouse him, but when he finally exited the car, he ignored the officers’ commands and put his hand in his waistband, prompting an officer to try to remove them, authorities allege.

The man then allegedly tried to punch the officer and refused to be handcuffed, flailing and swinging his arms, the report states. Police also found a small bag of white powder and a cut straw with residue in his pocket, according to the report.

Phone a friend

A duo of thieves stole three iPhones from a Fifth Avenue phone dealer on Feb. 12.

The pair robbed the store between 51st and 52nd streets around 5 pm, when one distracted an employee while the other grabbed the phones and fled, police reported.

One-two punch

Police arrested a man who they say punched another man and stole his iPhone on Seventh Avenue on Feb. 13.

The man allegedly approached the victim at 56th Street at around 11:15 pm and punched him on his left arm before grabbing the phone and fleeing. Police arrested him the following day.

Didn’t make it far

Cops cuffed a man for stealing a woman’s iPhone on Eighth Avenue on Feb. 13.

The woman was near 61st Street at 10:45 pm talking on her phone when the man approached her on a bike and grabbed the phone before fleeing on Eighth Avenue towards 59th Street, according to a police report. Officers arrested him the following day.

— Julianne McShane

Updated 5:48 pm, July 9, 2018
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