BY JERRY DANZIG
Woman scammed Police again urge the public to check with friends or relatives before you are asked to send money if you get a phone call saying they need financial assistance. At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, a 73-year-old York Avenue resident received a phone call from an unknown person saying her grandson had been arrested and needed her to post his bail. She wound up sending $11,784.50 via FedEx to an address in North Carolina before learning she had been scammed.
Midday MuggingA man was mugged in a violent lunchtime assault recently. At 12:30 p.m. on Monday, August 13, a 30-year-old man was walking northbound on Lexington Avenue at East 60th Street when he was punched from behind by an unknown man. While he was laying on the pavement, where he was repeatedly kicked and punch, other men reached into his pocket and took his cellphone and wallet, which held a debit card, driver’s license and $10.
Bikers BrawlApparently, road rage isn’t confined to drivers of four-wheeled vehicles. At 2:10 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, a 36-year-old man riding his bicycle southbound on Second Avenue at East 71st Street when another man riding an electric bike told the man to move out of the way. The 36-year-old ignored the request, and the other man punched him in the face, causing bruising and swelling.
Hack AttackA female motorist ran afoul of a particularly crabby cabbie, police said. At 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, a 29-year-old woman was driving northbound on First Avenue when a yellow cab cut her off at the northeast corner of East 75th Street to pick up flaggers. The woman told police she averted a collision with the careening cab only by driving onto the sidewalk. The two argued, with the cabbie getting out of his vehicle and kicking her car’s driver’s-side door.