When the thief pulled out a screwdriver, the employee went for a bat.
Claim comes after news report found hundreds of Con Ed workers without up-to-date qualifications.
Another five bodies were found in the rubble early Thursday, police said.
Three women were killed and at least 46 were hurt when the blast leveled two Park Avenue buildings.
Christopher Adam Tang was arrested after speeding around Manhattan in 24 minutes, cops said.
CECOMEX, the festival's organizer, did not submit paperwork for the festival this year, officials said.
Authorities provided a two-page glossary of slang and code words used on social media and taped calls.
The parade of camels, costumed performers and colorful floats marched up Third Avenue Friday.
Party-goers were charged with inciting to riot, unlawful assembly and disorderly conduct.
Nabil Fawzi, 20, is charged with stabbing Kendall Green to death at an East Harlem bodega.
A man was stabbed to death on Lexington Avenue near East 116th Street early Tuesday, police said.
A pedestrian was struck near East 116th Street and Fifth Avenue late Friday.
A 16-year-old was shot in the back Monday near East 116th Street and Lexington Avenue, the NYPD said.
The blaze broke out inside a fifth-floor apartment at 101 E. 116th St. on Aug. 31, 2011.
Claudio the Barber's 60-year stay in East Harlem has been extended for six more months, but his future beyond that is uncertain.
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