Man Struck With Garbage Can Lid Inside Homeless Shelter, Police Say

By Nikhita Venugopal on April 8, 2014 5:37pm 

 A 67-year-old man was injured after he was struck on the head with a garbage can lid in Williamsburg on April 2, police said.
A 67-year-old man was injured after he was struck on the head with a garbage can lid in Williamsburg on April 2, police said.
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WILLIAMSBURG — A man was struck on the head with a garbage can lid at a homeless shelter after getting caught in the middle of a fight about the volume on a radio, police said.

The victim was outside the bathroom at the shelter on Skillman Avenue and Woodpoint Road on April 2 when another man knocked on the bathroom door and asked the man inside to turn down the radio, police said.

Enraged by the request, the man inside the bathroom ran out and approached the 67-year-old victim, mistakenly thinking he had been the one who had interrupted his time on the toilet, police said.

The attacker slammed the metal lid on the victim’s head and then punch him in the stomach, causing bruising and injuries, police said.

The victim tried to defend himself with a paint roller but told police that he did not hurt the attacker.

Other notable crimes from the 94th Precinct, according to police:

► About $2,000 was stolen from a Dunkin' Donuts on McGuinness Boulevard on March 30 some time after the 10 p.m. closing time, police said. An employee arrived to open the store at 4:50 a.m. the next morning and noticed that money was missing from two open cash registers as well as a filing cabinet in the back room. The thieves had attempted to break into a safe as well but failed, the employee told police.

► A 26-year-old woman was lying in bed and using her iPad at her Williamsburg apartment when an unknown man walked into her bedroom on April 6 around 5 p.m. She yelled at the man, who fled the residence and ran east on North Sixth Street. The intruder was described as a man in his mid-30s with a goatee and wearing a black hooded “Steelers” jacket. It was not immediately clear from the police report whether the apartment door had been locked.

► More than $1,200 worth of clothing was stolen from a studio on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint on March 27 between 7:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. the next day. The studio can be accessed through an elevator, which was used by other people, the victim told police.

A 45-year-old woman picking up a child after school on April 2 left her car doors unlocked and came back to find her cellphone and wallet were missing — along with cash, credit and identification cards, police said. The vehicle had been parked on Conselyea Street between Manhattan and Graham Avenues.

In another car break-in, a thief made off with about $3,320 in guitars and music equipment from a vehcile parked on Meeker Avenue and Skillman Street. Investigators believe the doors were forced open some time between 11:30 p.m. April 3 and 1:30 p.m. the next day.

► Shoes, cigarettes, a tripod, a video camera and a hard drive were stolen from a 2008 Infiniti while it was parked on Franklin Street near Kent and Greenpoint streets on April 2 between 11:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. the next morning.

► A 20-year-old woman’s cellphone was snatched from her hand by a bicyclist on April 5 around 4 p.m. The victim was sitting on a bench near Sea Restaurant at 114 N. 6th St. in Williamsburg when an unknown man grabbed the phone from her hand and fled eastbound on North Sixth Street and southbound on Berry Street.

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