Senior Citizen Attacked on Subway for Defending Woman
TRIBECA — A good Samaritan got no thanks for sticking up for a woman on the 2 train last week — instead he got socked in the face.
A 65-year-old man told police he intervened in a dispute between a man about 20-years-old and a woman on a southbound train Thursday around 3:30 a.m. after boarding at the Wall Street stop.
"Why are you disrespecting her?" the older man told police he asked the younger man.
The stranger responded by knocking off the senior's hat and poking him in the left eye, causing bruising, police said.
The 20-year-old exited the train at the Clark Street stop in Brooklyn. Police canvassed the area and did not find him. The NYPD is on the lookout for a man who stands 5-foot-7 and weighs about 150 pounds.
Other notable recent crimes in the NYPD's 1st Precinct include:
► In a SoHo panty raid, three young female thieves swiped 100 pairs of underwear from the Victoria's Secret store at 591 Broadway. Three women each about 20-years-old tucked size small and medium skivvies into a bag around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, store employees told police. At $10.50 per pair, the girls made off with $1,050 worth of underwear.
The three women caught on camera were 5-foot-4 and 120 pounds with long, straight hair; 5-foot-5 and 150 pounds with hair in a bun; and 5-foot-5 with long, straight hair.
► Three teens stole more than $1,900 worth of gum and candy from the Duane Reade shop at 250 Broadway on Saturday.
The boys were caught on video tucking hundreds of packs of Trident, Orbit and Wrigley gum plus other items into a backpack on about 12:30 a.m., police said.
One of the boys is described as about 17-years-old with close-cut hair and a military-style jacket.
► A dim-witted crook tried to use a stolen credit card in front of a uniformed officer, police said.
Lamont Amos, 42, gave a worker at the 131 Prince St. boutique Folli Follie a credit card with a woman's name on it when he tried to buy a chain there Sunday around 5:30 p.m., police said.
The officer was alerted to the crime and Amos was arrested on the spot.
Amos was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, and is being held on $25,000 bail at Manhattan Detention Complex, public records show.
His court-appointed lawyer declined to comment on the charges.
The police report shows Amos tried to buy a necklace from Folli Follie's Heart4Heart line, in which items each cost $175 or less, according to the company's website.
► A taxi driver who picked up a middle-aged woman got taken for a ride last week after she stole his wallet with $1,700 cash inside.
The driver picked up a fare at Pine and William streets around 11:30 a.m. last Wednesday. The passenger told the driver, 42, that she needed to sit in the front seat because of a leg injury, and then had him help her with her seatbelt. During the ride, she touched his leg multiple times, the driver told police.
After asking the driver to stop, the passenger ran out of the car and headed for the Brooklyn Bridge. Then, he noticed his wallet had vanished. The driver later found that a fraudulent charge of $124 had been made to his debit card.
Police are seeking a woman about 50-years-old who stands 5-foot-6, weighs 115 pounds and has straight, dark brown hair.
► A woman parked her van in SoHo on Thursday only to return to find the vehicle and the three-legged cat she had left inside both gone.
The 37-year-old woman told police she parked her large 1999 Dodge Ram Wagon on Thompson Street north of Broome Street, leaving her 5-year-old black-and-white cat inside. When she returned at about 4 p.m., everything was gone. she told police. She also lost clothing and a laptop.
Police said they will review available video footage of the reported theft.