Police Blotter, Week of July 3, 2014
Lost Property: No pill to swallow, bitter or otherwise
Maybe the police report she filed will help her case when requesting an early refill of that nerve-calming prescription. A 32-year-old woman exited a taxi on Tenth Ave. (btw. 15th & 16th Sts.) in the early evening of Thurs., June 12, then immediately realized her small silver purse was no longer on her person. A memory lapse, rather than foul play, was the suspected cause. In the purse: $40 cash and one bottle of Valium.
Petty Larceny: Short shirt shrift
Security cameras were the only things that caught a thief, when a man sauntered into the Gap (258 Eighth Ave., at W. 23rd St.) at around 4:40 p.m. on Wed., June 18. He removed $270 worth of shirts and $200 worth of shorts from a table — then gave them the slip without paying (or, presumably, making sure he looked good in them).
Menacing: Hockey game breaks out at soccer match
A verbal dispute escalated, but stopped short of turning into something from the playbook of that FIFA World Cup guy who bites people — when, at around 1:30 p.m. on Wed., June 18, two men got into a shouting match over the use of a soccer field (on the northwest corner of W. 23rd St. & 11th Ave.). There was no referee present to issue a penalty card — but NYPD officers did arrive to arrest a 25-year-old, after he brandished a silver knife and declared, “I’ll cut your eyes out.”