Man Gropes Woman and Attacks Bar-Goer in Greenwich Village, Police Say

By Heather Holland on December 4, 2013 5:14pm 

 Olufemi Odunuga, 33, was arrested in Falucka Bar and Lounge after he squeezed a woman's butt and smashed a beer glass over a man's head, police said.
Olufemi Odunuga, 33, was arrested in Falucka Bar and Lounge after he squeezed a woman's butt and smashed a beer glass over a man's head, police said.
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GREENWICH VILLAGE — A man was arrested after groping a woman in a neighborhood bar and then bashing a man in the head with a beer glass, the NYPD said.

Olufemi Odunuga, 33, squeezed a 28-year-old woman’s butt at Falucka Bar and Lounge, 162 Bleecker St., on Nov. 30 at about 3:10 p.m., police said. He then threw a beer glass at a 36-year-old man, police said. The man was taken to Bellevue Hospital and needed stitches to close the 3-inch cut on his head, according to the police report.

Odunuga was charged with assault, forcible touching and sexual abuse, police said. Information regarding his lawyer was not immediately available.

He is due back in court on April 7, 2014.

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

► A Whole Foods worker was arrested after stealing nearly $2,000 from the company by making fake catering orders, the NYPD said.

Andre Small — who worked as a customer service supervisor for the Whole Foods at 40 E. 14th St. — filed phony catering orders worth $1,912 and then refunded the money to his personal credit card, police said.

Small, 22, admitted that he had refunded hundreds of dollars to his credit card at least five times between Oct. 7 and Nov. 30, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

Small was charged with grand larceny. His lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He is due back in court on April 3, 2014.

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

► A man was arrested after trying to charge $4,474 worth of items from Sunglass Hut on a credit card that he did not have permission to use, police said.

Ricardo Ona, 42, tried to use the card to buy items from the Sunglass Hut at 304 Bleecker St. on Nov. 30 at about 8:27 p.m., but the charge wouldn’t go through because the barcode was defective, police said.

Police said Ona also had multiple forged credit cards.

Ona was charged with possession of forged instruments, police said. He is due back in court on Dec. 6. Information regarding his lawyer was not immediately available.

► A 25-year-old woman was arrested after she hit her boyfriend over the head with a glass bottle inside Bread To Go at 450 Hudson St.

The couple was having an argument in the restaurant on Nov. 27 at about 10:15 p.m., when Janise Germosen hit her companion on the back of the head with a glass bottle, cutting him, police said.

The victim was treated by EMS at the 6th Precinct stationhouse, police said.

Germosen claims, however, that the man had been stalking her for some time and that she had acted out of self defense by knocking the glass out of his hand when he tried to strike her with it, according to her attorney Michael Baldwin.

Germosen was charged with assault, police said. Bread to Go did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

She is due in court on April 15, 2014.

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