Police Officer Egged in Fort Greene, Police Say

By Janet Upadhye on August 22, 2014 8:17am 

 A police officer from the 88th Precinct was egged on Cumberland Walk in Fort Greene.
A police officer from the 88th Precinct was egged on Cumberland Walk in Fort Greene.
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FORT GREENE — It's no yolk.

A police officer was hit in the head by a flying egg while escorting a prisoner to his car last month — and the mess ruined his uniform, police said.

The officer was walking past 68 Cumberland Walk in the Walt Whitman Houses on Aug. 11 around 5 p.m. when an egg was thrown from an upper-level window in the 13-story building, police said.

The egg hit the officer in the head causing "substantial pain and dizziness," according to police.

The egg was "destroyed upon impact" and rendered "unrecoverable," the NYPD said.

No arrests were made, police said.

In other news in the 88th Precinct:

► A 16-year-old was arrested for swiping a Citi Bike from a docking station outside Fort Greene Park at South Portland and DeKalb avenues on Aug. 10 around 2:15 p.m., according to police.

The suspect was arrested a day after the alleged theft when a police officer spotted him riding the bike on the sidewalk near Aurelia Court and East 31st Street in Flatbush, police said.

He was charged with grand larceny, according to police.

► A 47-year-old man was shot in the buttock near Alibi bar on DeKalb Avenue around 1:45 a.m. on Aug. 15, police said. The man told police that he was walking to his car, which was parked on DeKalb and Clermont avenues, when shots were fired in his direction, according to police.

He was struck once in his right buttock and his car sustained several bullet holes, police said. Several witnesses heard loud arguing outside the bar before approximately four shots were fired. The victim was taken to Brooklyn Hospital in stable condition, police said.

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