BY JERRY DANZIG
Subway AttackAs temperatures rise, tempers fray. At 11:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20, a 28-year-old man got into an argument on the mezzanine in the Fulton Street J train station with a strange 25-year-old man who said, “I’m going to take your woman!” before punching the 28-year-old in the face, breaking his nose, according to the account he gave police.
Car CarnageSummer is just the time for road rage incidents as well. At 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, a 49-year-old man was a passenger in a car involved in an accident at the northeast corner of Pine Street and Broadway, police said. The passenger got into a verbal dispute with the 31-year-old driver of the other car, when the driver socked the passenger in the ear. The victim was removed to New York Downtown Hospital, and police said they arrested Christophe Smith on assault charges.
Prada PredatorsShoplifters bagged several designer bags at a local boutique. At 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, unknown perpetrators had taken three bags worth a total of $6,320 from the Prada store at 575 Broadway. The stolen bags included a blue model valued at $2,350, another priced at $2,350 and a black bag tagged at $1,620, making a total haul of $6,320.
Billabong WrongAnother shoplifter made off with enough shirts and shorts to outfit a good-sized family for the summer. At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, a 35-year-old man entered the Billabong store at 597 Broadway and took 46 shorts and 6 shirts totaling $3,109 off a shelf before concealing it in a shopping bag and leaving the premises, fleeing southbound on Broadway.
If Looks Could KillAt 6:18 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, a 29-year-old Brooklyn woman was walking to 26 Federal Plaza when an unknown woman at the northwest corner of Canal Street and Broadway yelled at her, “Why are you looking at me?” The woman then punched the 29-year-old in the face. The assailant fled on foot in an unknown direction while the victim sustained a cut on her mouth but refused medical attention.