Man Uses Cast on His Hand to Beat Victim in Bar Bathroom, Police Say

By Heather Holland on March 13, 2014 7:23am 

 Anthony Brittell was arrested after beating a man with his cast inside of a bathroom at Bounce sports bar, police said.
Anthony Brittell was arrested after beating a man with his cast inside of a bathroom at Bounce sports bar, police said.
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FLATIRON — A man used his cast-covered hand to beat another man in a Flatiron bar bathroom last week, NYPD said.

The victim was using the bathroom inside of Bounce at 55 W. 21st St. near Sixth Avenue at about 1:10 a.m. on March 7 when Anthony Brittell started hitting him in the face with his hand, which was covered in a cast, police said.

The attack left the 30-year-old victim, who lives in Chelsea, with a bloody nose and swelling and bruising to his eye and face, police said.

Brittell was arrested and charged with assault and harassment, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

He is due back in court on April 28. Information on his lawyer was not immediately available, and Bounce did not respond to requests for comment.

Other notable crimes that occurred in the 13th Precinct include:

► A man was busted for stuffing a rolled-up bandage in his pants and rubbing it against a woman on a 5 train at the Union Square subway station, police said.

Police spotted 39-year-old Gary Cameron rubbing his groin against a 23-year-old woman’s buttocks while they rode the train about 9 a.m. March 6, police said.

After police arrested Cameron, they discovered he had a rolled up medical bandage in his pants, they said.

Cameron was charged with forcible touching and sexual abuse, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

He is due in court April 24. His lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.

► A man and woman were arrested for buying and selling drugs outside the American Sign Language and English Secondary School at 225 E. 23rd St. near Second Avenue, police said.

Police spotted Anthony Pena, 48, place two Xanax pills on a bench inside of the M23 bus stop located in front of the school at 8:25 a.m. March 7, police said.

Mary Hernandez, 57, handed Pena $20 for the pills, just before police arrested them both.

Pena and Hernandez were charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance on school grounds, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

Pena’s arraignment was adjourned and he was held on $6,000 bail or $3,000 cash bail. He was due back in court Wednesday.

Information regarding his lawyer was not immediately available.

Information regarding Hernandez’s lawyer or her next court date was not immediately available.

► A married couple out for a stroll in Stuyvesant Town were approached by a pair of men who punched the husband in the nose after an argument, police said.

The married couple was walking in front of 321 First Ave. in Stuy Town about 1:30 a.m. March 8, when the husband got into a dispute with 50-year-old James Murphy, police said.

Murphy punched the 30-year-old victim in the nose, police said. Murphy was charged with misdemeanor assault. Information on his lawyer was not immediately available.

► An MTA employee trying to kick a farebeater off the bus was hurt when the man pushed him, police said.

The bus employee was on an M15 bus at 10:45 a.m. March 6 when the bus stopped at First Avenue and 14th Street, police said.

Suspect Ronald Rice entered the bus through the back door to avoid paying, police said. When the bus employee approached the suspect, Rice pushed him, causing muscle strain and pain to the employee's right arm, police said.

Rice was charged with assault, a felony. He was due in court on Wednesday. During his pre-arraignment, he was released on $1,000 bail.

His lawyer did not respond to request for comment.

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