Woman Arrested for Trying to Steal Seafood From Whole Foods

By Heather Holland on October 11, 2013 6:52am 

 A woman was arrested in Whole Foods after trying to steal seafood and getting caught with a forged drivers license, the NYPD said.
A woman was arrested in Whole Foods after trying to steal seafood and getting caught with a forged drivers license, the NYPD said.
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UNION SQUARE — This ain't legal seafood.

A woman was arrested inside Union Square's Whole Foods after she tried to steal seafood, the NYPD said.

A supermarket staffer spotted Fahdia Khan lifting seafood products from a display, putting them in her bag and attempting to leave the store without paying on Oct. 2 about 7:25 p.m., police said.

Khan, 39, was stopped by store security before she could leave, and upon being searched was found carrying $144 worth of food, police said.

Khan was also carrying a forged New Jersey ID card with another person’s name, two stolen debit cards and pliers commonly used to steal property, according to the criminal complaint.

Khan was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, criminal possession of stolen property, possession of burglar’s tools and petit larceny.

Information regarding her lawyer was not immediately available.

Whole Foods did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Other notable crimes in this week's NYPD blotter for the 6th Precinct include:

► A man was arrested after police found him pushing newspaper boxes into traffic and denting a police car in the process, the NYPD said.

At about 10 p.m. on Oct. 4, a traffic officer spotted 51-year-old Ronald Wright screaming and yelling in the street at the northeast corner of Sixth Avenue and West Fourth Street, police said.

Wright then began pushing newspaper bins into traffic and threw one into a police car, causing a dent on the rear door, police said.

Damage to the car is worth more than $250, according to the criminal complaint.

Wright was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said. His attorney did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Wright is due in court on Oct. 11.

► A man was arrested after police found him trespassing in Washington Square Park and carrying a stolen credit card, the NYPD said.

On Oct. 4 at about 4:50 a.m., Jonathon Konan, 33, was found trespassing inside of the park, despite signs outside the park’s entrances stating it closes at midnight.

After searching him, Konan was found in possession of a stolen Chase debit card.

Information regarding his lawyer was not immediately available.

► An 18-year-old man was arrested for carrying a switchblade after police spotted him smoking marijuana in front of 50 Grove St., near Bleecker Street, the NYPD said.

On Oct. 4 at about 2 a.m., police saw Karl Draper smoking a lit marijuana pipe, and after searching him, found him in possession of a switchblade and seven pills of klonopin, police said.

Information regarding his lawyer was not immediately available.

► A man was arrested after he beat another man to the ground on the southeast corner of Washington and West 10th streets, the NYPD said.

On Oct. 2 at about 6:40 a.m., Ignatius Piccirillo and his 53-year-old victim were having a verbal argument about work, when the quarrel escalated and Piccirillo began punching him in the face, police said.

Piccirillo, 69, then threw the victim to the ground and continued punching him, causing red marks on the victim’s forehead and ripping his shirt, police added.

After the incident, the victim told police he felt dizzy and had a headache.

Information regarding his lawyer was not immediately available.

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