Woman Beaten in Fight Over Pool Table, Police Say

By Mathew Katz on March 7, 2014 8:25am 

 A pool table at Lucky Strike Lanes on West 42nd Street.
A pool table at Lucky Strike Lanes on West 42nd Street.
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Lucky Strike Lanes

HELL'S KITCHEN — A woman saving a pool table while her boyfriend was in the bathroom was beaten by another women at Lucky Strike Lanes bowling alley early Saturday morning, police said.

The 24-year-old woman was holding the table when a man approached her and began to argue with her over it, according to police. The disagreement escalated, and the man's girlfriend and one or two other women began beating the victim, police said, knocking her to the floor and pulling her hair.

When officers arrived, the victim was missing a chunk of her hair and had minor scratches, according to the NYPD.

Police are looking for the attackers, including a woman who was described as bald and wearing a gray shirt. 

Staff at Lucky Strike Lanes did not respond to a request for comment. 

Other notable crimes in this week's NYPD blotter for the 10th Precinct include:

► A man got robbed when he brought three men back to his room at The Out NYC hotel, police said. The victim, 30, was bar-hopping around Hell's Kitchen when he met the three men, who said they were from Pittsburgh, at the Ritz Bar at 369 W. 46 St. on Tuesday night, police said. 

All four returned to the man's room, but when he woke up, the other three were gone, along with his $700 Andrew Marc jacket, passport, debit card and wallet, according to the NYPD.

Police are looking for the three men. One is described as being 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, with short brown hair, police said.

► A 57-year-old grandmother fought off a teenage boy who attacked and robbed her in the lobby of her building on West 27th Street, police said.

The woman had just dropped her grandson off at his school bus at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 28 when she walked back into the building and the teen punched her in the left side of the face, according to police.

The boy reached into her jacket pocket and took $40 before she fought back by hitting him with her cell phone, police said. The boy then ran out the rear door of the building with the cash.

Police are looking for the teen, who they said was 16 years old, 5-foot-6, 130 pounds, with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing black jeans, police said.

► A thief with a sweet tooth was arrested for swiping four bags of candy from the CVS drug store at 500 W. 23rd St. on Saturday, police said.

According to the NYPD, David Kuprin, 59, took bags of Peach Rings, Kit Kats, Reese's and Snickers from the store and stuffed them into his left jacket pocket before being detained by the store's supervisors at about 10:20 p.m.

Kuprin was arrested and charged with petit larceny for stealing the candy, which was worth about $22, police said. 

Information about Kuprin's lawyer was not immediately available.

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