Off-Duty NYPD Cop Arrested in Upper Manhattan For Allegedly Keying Car

By Aidan Gardiner on November 29, 2012 12:18pm | Updated on November 29, 2012 2:26pm

 An off-duty NYPD police officer was arrested on Nov. 29, 2012, the third cop arrested this week.
An off-duty NYPD police officer was arrested on Nov. 29, 2012, the third cop arrested this week.
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NEW YORK — An off-duty NYPD police officer was arrested Wednesday in Upper Manhattan for allegedly keying a man's car, officials said, marking the third time this week that a city cop has been arrested. 

Mona Duggal, 28, was arrested in the vicinity of the 34th Precinct, which polices Inwood, Washington Heights and other parts of Northern Manhattan, police said.

Duggal got into an argument with an unidentified man, police said, and texted him an ominous message.

"I hope [you] like your car with permanent streaks. Enjoy," according to court documents.

When the man returned to his car some time later, he found a long key scratch on the vehicle. The estimated damage to the car is more than $250, according to documents.

Duggal was charged with criminal mischief, police said.

Duggal's arrest comes on the heals of two NYPD sergeants who were booked Tuesday in unrelated incidents of assault and harassment.

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