Police: Subway performer tries to bite arresting cops

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Show time shut down

Cops arrested a 27-year-old man on a Brooklyn-bound Q train on June 11, for allegedly endangering fellow passengers with an acrobatic dancing performance, according to a police report.

Cops saw the dancer near the DeKalb Avenue station at DeKalb Avenue and Flatbush Avenue Extension at 2:20 pm. When they cuffed him for his antics, he became angry and tried to bite and spit on the arresting officers, the report says.

Bike bump

Some tough guy knocked a cyclist off his bike and tried to steal it on June 10, near the corner of Navy and Nassau streets.

The 31-year-old cyclist told cops he was riding on Navy Street towards Park Avenue at 6:45 pm when a guy ran out into the street and punched him the face. The blow knocked him down and the thief tried to take his bike but failed, cops said.

Brooklyn Bridge bummer

Someone snatched a tourist’s cellphone from her purse as she walked across the Brooklyn Bridge on June 6.

The 26-year-old visiter from Spain told police she walked across the bridge at 3 pm and went to Brooklyn Bridge Park through the entrance near the corner of Furman and Joralemon streets.

While in the park she noticed that her bag was open and her phone was missing.

Bag snag

A purse snatcher snagged a woman’s pocketbook as she sat in her car parked on Hoyt Street on June 10, authorities said.

A 44-year-old woman told cops she was sitting in her car with the windows open between Bergen and Wykoff streets at 4:55 pm, when a woman reached into the car and grabbed the purse.

The quick crook took off on Hoyt towards Warren Street, cops said. The woman told police her bag contained $5 in cash and credit cards.

Game grab

Police are looking for a 30-year-old man who they said stole a bunch of video game systems from the Farragut Houses apartment where he was staying on June 10.

A 35-year-old gamer told cops she was letting the guy stay at her apartment on Sand Street between Gold and Jay streets, and that when she came home at 1 pm the games and the guy were gone. She said an XBox, Wii, Playstation 3, a laptop, and a bunch of jewelry were all missing.

Racing bike burglary

A speedy sneak snuck off with a racing bike from a front yard on Wyckoff Street on June 11, cops said.

The 52-year-old bike owner was at his brother’s house between Smith and Court streets and left the bike near the fence in the front yard while unloading a car, according to police.

He went inside for a few minutes at noon and when he came out the bike was gone, cops said. The guy told authorities the bike was a Tarmac road bike worth $2,400.

Subway goon

A weasel crowded a woman on the F train and stole her wallet on June 12, cops said.

The 38-year-old woman said she was on a Manhattan-bound F train at 9:30 am when a guy bumped into her several times as she was getting off at Jay Street-MetroTech near the corner of Willoughby and Jay streets, even though the train was not crowded.

Once off the train she realized her wallet was gone, cops said. The woman said the bag contained $165 in cash plus debit and credit cards.

Park problem

A park prowler stole a cellphone and wallet from a lady’s purse inside the Korean War Veterans Plaza on June 12.

The 30-year-old woman said she was in the park near the corner of Tillary Street and Cadman Plaza West at 2:40 pm, when someone crept into her purse and took the wallet, which also contained her cellphone. Her credit card was used to purchase four $40 MetroCards before she could cancel it, police said.

— Matthew Perlman

Posted 12:00 am, June 25, 2014
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