Here’s an argument for not picking up strangers at Penn Station: A 44-year-old invited a younger man he had struck a conversation up with at the popular train hub to his Brooklyn Heights home only to have the 28-year-old try and knock him out with an ammonia-soaked rag, police alleged.
The entire Tuesday morning interaction turned out badly for the 28-year-old, who was reportedly stabbed by the older man during the struggle.
Police said the entire ordeal began at 1 a.m. on January 12 when the Brooklyn Heights resident, identified by prosecutors as James Hall, struck up a conversation with Corey Trott.
Hall reportedly invited Trott to his home on Schermerhorn Street near Hoyt Street, but when the two got there, the 28-year-old allegedly tried to force the rag over his mouth.
As he fought Trott off, Hall reportedly grabbed a knife, stabbing the younger man in the leg, according to police.
Trott ran out of the home — swiping $55 as he fled — but was soon arrested and charged with menacing, petit larceny, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property.
Hall, too, was arrested — for assault in the third degree, according to prosecutors.