PARK SLOPE — A hungry, angry thief robbed a restaurant delivery man on July 13, according to a police report.
The 26-year-old delivery man returned to his vehicle after making a delivery at a residence on Lincoln Place between Fifth and Sixth avenues about 9:35 p.m. and found a man armed with a baseball bat allegedly helping himself to food in the delivery man's car.
The suspect allegedly held the bat in his right hand while he grabbed a bag full of three hamburgers, a caesar salad and "buffalo tater tots," according to a police report. The suspect threatened to beat the delivery man with the baseball bat, then said "he didn't give a f--- and was not in the mood," according to the report.
The delivery man spotted a cop on Sixth Avenue and Sterling Place and reported the crime. The officer tracked down the suspect and arrested 31-year-old Luis Garcia. He was charged with robbery, menacing, criminal possession of stolen property, harassment, and criminal possession of a weapon, according to court records.
Other notable crimes in this week's blotter at the 78th Precinct included the following, with details from police reports:
• A mugger armed with a box cutter stole a woman's purse on July 11. The 31-year-old victim told cops she was walking home to Vanderbilt Avenue from St. Mark's Avenue at 12:10 a.m. when a man approached her, pointed a box cutter at her, and said, "Miss, I need your purse." She handed over the bag and the man fled on foot. The box cutter was recovered at the scene, and the woman's property was later found in the third-floor hall of an apartment on Carlton and Atlantic avenues.
• A 24-year-old woman was arrested July 10 at the Target on Flatbush Avenue after she was caught shoplifting more than $1,300 in merchandise. An employee told cops the woman loaded up her shopping cart then blew past the cash registers and headed for the door.
The woman, Amanda Jackson, allegedly stole Trojan condoms, a baby stroller, four bottles of Tide, two bottles of Gain, a watch, an umbrella, a $600 cell phone and $360 in cosmetics, among other items.
• A man described as a "known [78th] precinct recidivist" was arrested July 13 in connection with the attempted thesft of a 1993 Subaru from Fifth Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues. The arresting officer spotted the would-be thief sitting in the car's driver's seat with his seatbelt on, using a screwdriver and pliers to try to start the car.
The man told the cop, "I am trying to just help a guy out." The officer arrested 47-year-old Julio Cintron. He was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, attempted criminal possession of stolen property, and possession of burglar's tools, according to court records.