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BY JERRY DANZIG

Man Slashed

At 9:43 p.m. on Monday, June 26, a 35-year-old man was walking on West 100th Street between Manhattan Avenue and Central Park West when an unknown perpetrator walked up to him, slashed him with an unknown cutting instrument, and fled on foot towards Central Park West. The victim suffered lacerations to his right arm and the right side of his chest. A friend drove him to St. Luke’s hospital, where they called the police. There was no word on the victim’s condition.

Belt Dealt

One man recently belted another — literally. At midnight on Monday, June 26, two 23-year-old men went to a 29-year-old man’s residence at 204 Manhattan Ave. and got into an argument with the older man. The older man then punched of the younger men in the head, prompting the third man to join the fray, with the 29-year-old also punching him about the head. As the two younger men were leaving the apartment, the older man followed with a belt in his hand and struck one of the young men in the back of his head, causing an open wound. The wound victim later received stitches at St. Luke’s hospital. Edgardo Rodriguez was arrested June 26 and charged with robbery, felony assault, criminal mischief and trespass, dangerous drugs and weapons, disorderly conduct, harassment and other charges.

Hold the Phone

When is a phone even more disruptive than usual? When it’s used as a weapon! At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, a stranger struck a 40-year-old man in the nose using a telephone, causing the victim’s nose to bleed. This all went down at 930 West End Avenue, and the cause of the to-do is unknown.

Where There’s Smoke ...

There are bad employees, and then there are really bad employees. At 9 a.m. on Friday, June 16, a 33-year-old man working at Andullo Cigars located at 947 Columbus Ave. gave a fellow employee money orders with which to pay the store’s rent and utilities. The latter never paid the store’s bills, nor did he return to the store or answer any of the store’s calls or texts. Store cameras revealed the renegade employee taking money and boxes of cigars, placing them in a box, and leaving the location. The total loss to the business came to $20,656. Adding insult to injury, a marshal closed the store.

Pasta Disasta

A visitor from Indonesia wound up having an exceptionally costly Italian dinner. At 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, a 55-year-old woman was one of a group of seven dining at Carmine’s at 2450 Broadway. After the group finished their meal, gathered up their belongings and takeout food, and left the restaurant, the woman remembered she had left a bag under the table. She returned to the restaurant, but no one had seen the bag, and security cameras did not show anyone taking it. The items stolen included the bag, along with credit cards and an Indonesian passport, all valued at $3,800.


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