One man was stabbed in the eye during a bloody knife fight between three men outside the Salahi Deli near the corner of Argyle and Cortelyou roads.
Cops from the 70th Precinct said two of the three men — including the one who was stabbed in the eye — were taken into custody over the weekend for sparking the 5 a.m. melee on January 29. Investigators described the three men as area residents in their 20s.
The trio were arguing with each other when two of the men pulled knives and lunged at each other.
The victim who was stabbed in the eye was listed in critical, but his condition was soon upgraded to serious but stable. His two “friends” also suffered injuries — neither of which were considered life threatening.
Cup o’ anger
A fuming 58-year-old motorist receiving a ticket in East Flatbush took his outrage out on a traffic enforcement agent by throwing a cop of hot coffee at him, police alleged.
Officials said that Eddy Tessier was walking back to his car at the corner of East 95th Street and Rutland Road at 8:30 a.m. January 30 with the coffee in his hand — just as the ticket agent slapped a summons on his car.
“This is the last summons you’re ever going to write,” an outraged Tessier allegedly screamed before splattering the agent with the coffee.
The agent was scalded, but not seriously injured.
Shocked by Tessier’s alleged actions, the agent called for police, who took the alleged coffee thrower into custody, charging him with menacing and harassment.
Stabbed in the torso
An East Flatbush man was rushed to a local hospital last week after a female friend stabbed him in the torso during a dispute, police said.
Police said that the victim and arguing inside a Linden Boulevard apartment at 3:50 a.m. on January 29 when Emmely Kamaara, 16, allegedly “struck him about the torso with a knife,” according to a complaint with the Kings County District Attorney’s office.
But one of Kamaara’s strike hit home, leaving her victim with a stab wound.
Responding officers took her into custody without incident, charged with assault in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.
Kidnapping crook busted
Police have arrested a second man in connection with an odd-ball kidnapping and robbery in East Flatbush.
Officials said that Cyprian Smith, 32, was taken into custody last week in connection with the alleged abduction on December 14 near the corner of East 52nd Street and Beverley Road.
The victim said that Smith, suspect Sharif Lee, who was previously arrested and two others grabbed their victim off the street as he made his way home, pulled a gun on him and forced him into a van.
The thieves then robbed the victim of his cash and then forced him to call his wife, telling her to let Lee into their home so he could remove some money from the safe.
The thieves reportedly ransacked the safe, stealing $1000.
Lee was arrested shortly after the heist, officials said.
Smith was taken into custody last week, charged with kidnapping, burglary, robbery and unlawful imprisonment.
Gunned down on Beverley
Cops are looking for the gunman who ended the life of a 19-year-old on Beverley Road recently.
Police said the victim was found shot in the head inside a building near East 35th Street at 7 p.m. on January 25, but it’s believed that he had been shot near the corner of East 31st Street.
Mortally wounded, the victim reportedly ran to the building on East 35th Street, where he collapsed and died, according to investigators.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Help wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to graffiti vandals.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, which is one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.
Officials said that cleaning up graffiti is essential to the plan, to show that the community is no longer going to tolerate marred and tagged-up walls and street corners.
According to police, there is a perception that if a community will tolerate graffiti, they will tolerate other criminal activities, such as drug dealing and prostitution.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.