Arrest after Face Mask Dispute on Bus
A 30-year-old delivery man told police that at 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, he got into a verbal dispute with a 46-year-old man on an M15 bus over wearing a face mask. The older man told the younger, “I’m a cop” and then tased the victim on his left hand and punched him with a closed fist in his face. The victim told the suspect that he was calling 911, causing the latter to try to grab his phone. The victim next chased the suspect, who ran into 240 East 76th St. near Second Ave. saying, “I’m looking for someone; I’m a cop,” and displayed a shield. Lamont Hayes was later arrested and charged with assault. The victim suffered minor injuries but refused medical attention at the scene.
Two Road Rage Incidents Ten Minutes Apart
A 40-year old male motorist said that at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, November 12, a 33-year-old man cut him off in front of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. The younger man then got out of his car holding a silver blade with a black handle and said, “I’ll f*cking kill you!” before getting back into his car and driving off. The police stopped his vehicle at East 62nd St. between First Ave. and York Ave., and Troy M. James was arrested and charged with menacing. Fortunately, there were no injuries, and the knife was recovered.
Police also reported that at 3:30 p.m. on that same Friday, November 12, a 42-year-old man got into a verbal argument with another driver in front of 530 Park Ave. at East 61st St. The other driver - a 20-year-old man - then intentionally sideswiped the victim when the victim pulled up behind him. The 20-year-old next got out of his vehicle and began slamming the victim’s door. The victim in turn got out of his vehicle, and the suspect punched him in the face with a closed fist. A 20-year-old female passenger in the suspect’s car then left their car and scratched the victim’s neck. The couple finally fled the scene, and the victim refused medical attention.
Police Nab Alleged Shoplifter
A 21-year-old female employee at Bloomingdale’s at 1000 Third Ave. between 60th St. and 59th St. told police that at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, a 59-year-old woman entered the location, removed items of clothing from a display, concealed them in a bag and attempted to leave the store without paying for the goods. The clothes stolen and recovered included numerous bras, sweatshirts, dresses and a sweater and skirt totaling $2,481. Irina Sergueenko was arrested and charged with grand larceny.