Men Arrested for Break Dancing on L Train, Police Say

By Heather Holland on March 26, 2014 9:07am 

 Two men were arrested after swinging on poles inside of an L train near Union Square, police said.
Two men were arrested after swinging on poles inside of an L train near Union Square, police said.
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UNION SQUARE — Two men were arrested for break dancing in an L train near Union Square, the NYPD said.

Police spotted the pair blasting music and swinging their arms and feet near passengers' heads at about 6 p.m. March 19, the NYPD said.

Police arrested Xavier Fowler, 20, and a 17-year-old and charged them with reckless endangerment.

During Fowler’s arraignment, the charge was reduced to disorderly conduct, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

Fowler is due back in court on Sept. 19. His attorney did not immediately respond to request for comment.

The teen's name is being withheld due to his age. Information about his attorney was not immediately available.

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

► A man used a billy club to attack a car while the driver was inside, police said.

Jeffrey Davis, 59, pulled up beside a man’s car at 147 W. 25th St. near Seventh Avenue, rolled down his window and without getting out began striking the passenger side of the victim’s car with the club at about 1 p.m. on March 20, police said.

During the attack, Davis told the victim, “I’m going to f---ing kill you,” police said.

The victim’s car was left with several scratches on the passenger side.

The reason for the attack was not immediately clear.

Davis was charged with menacing, criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

He is due back in court on May 1. Information regarding his attorney was not immediately available.

► An employee of Caffe Bene was arrested after he was caught taking $300 out of a cash register and putting it in his pocket, police said. 

A surveillance camera showed 20-year-old Kelly Latimore swiping cash from the register at 12:31 p.m on March 5, police said.

Latimore was charged with petit larceny. Information regarding her lawyer was not immediately available.

Caffe Bene did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

► A black and gold guitar pedal was stolen out of Guitar Center at 25 W. 14th St., police said.

A Guitar Center employee told police the Empress guitar pedal, worth $449, was on display when it went missing at about 4 p.m. on March 21.

Guitar Center did not immediately respond to request for comment.

► A man slapped a taxi driver in the face while riding in the cab near West 15th Street and Fifth Avenue at 3:21 p.m. on March 21, police said.

The cabbie picked up two men nearby at West 16th Street and Seventh Avenue, and they asked to be dropped off in Sheepshead Bay, police said.

But shortly afterward, one of the men, who appeared to be drunk, attacked the cabbie and then took off in another cab, police said.

No one had been arrested as of Tuesday.

► A man was arrested after he was caught sleeping in the hallway of the W New York Hotel at 201 Park Ave. at about 3:15 a.m. on March 22, police said.

Police said Bradley Zara, 21, was not a paying guest of the hotel, where rooms start at $350 per night and can cost up to $1,855.

Zara was escorted to the door and asked not to return, but he came back a few minutes later and tried taking the elevator to the upper floors, police said. Hotel security found him again and called in the NYPD. 

Zara was charged with criminal trespassing. Information regarding his attorney was not immediately available.

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