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Bad Word Heard

Words certainly can have consequences, as this story suggests. At 5:42 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, a man in his 30s walked up to a 45-year-old man inside the Staten Island ferry terminal and stabbed him in the left upper arm with an unknown object. The assailant then told the victim, “You called me the N word” before walking away. A search of the area failed to turn up the attacker who is being described as black, with a muscular build, and last seen wearing a dark baseball cap, black tank top and cargo short with dark sneakers carrying a blue shopping bag and knapsack. The victim was not seriously hurt, police said.

Password Fail

At 3 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, a 27-year-old woman was standing outside a pub at 120 Cedar Street when an unknown man displayed a knife and forcibly took her iPhone 7. The bad guy then fled on foot eastbound on Cedar. A search of the area proved fruitless. Unfortunately, the woman was unable to track her phone because she couldn’t remember her password.

Kicked and Nicked

A transit fare beater was arrested after attacking a police officer. At 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, an officer saw a 24-year-old man in the South Ferry subway station bending and altering a MetroCard in an attempt to gain illegal access to the transit system. The officer stopped the man, who resisted arrest by flailing his arms and trying to flee. The man, later identified by police as Marcus McNeil, then kicked the officer in the head. During the scuffle the officer struck his head on a handrail, causing further injury. He was transported to a hospital for treatment, and McNeil was arrested and charged with assault on a peace officer.

Stroller Dolor

At noon on Wednesday, June 21, a 27-year-old woman left her purse in her child’s stroller on the second floor of the McDonald’s at 160 Broadway while she took her child to the restroom. When she returned to the stroller her bag was missing. She told police she was missing $1,000, an iPhone 6S valued at $600, a black purse worth $150, a Social Security card, a green card, and three credit or debit cards.

Makeup Takeup

It’s hard for a drugstore to make its income targets when thieves steal its makeup. At 9:44 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, an unknown perpetrator entered the Duane Reade store at 250 Broadway and removed makeup valued at $1,626.74. The theft was not reported until two days later.

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