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Man Kicked Out of Chelsea Club Then Arrested for Urinating Outside: Police

By Mathew Katz | February 21, 2014 6:43am
 A man fled into Marquee nightclub, pictured here, after police confronted him for urinating in public, the NYPD said.
A man fled into Marquee nightclub, pictured here, after police confronted him for urinating in public, the NYPD said.
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CHELSEA — A man who was kicked out of a Chelsea club was arrested shortly afterward when he was caught urinating on the sidewalk outside, police said.

Officers found Nieto Joaquin, 22, urinating outside of Marquee nightclub at 289 10th Ave. at about 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, police said. Joaquin had been partying inside the club, but he was told to leave by its staff, the NYPD said.

When officers approached Joaquin, he ran back into the club, then flailed his arms and kicked his legs as the officers arrested him, according to the NYPD.

Authorities charged Joaquin with resisting arrest and criminal trespassing, because he had been told to leave the club. His lawyer did not respond to a request for comment and staff at Marquee declined to comment.

Other notable crimes in this week's NYPD blotter for the 10th Precinct include:

► A female police officer was injured after a man who had been sleeping in the middle of the West Side Highway threw snow and ice at her head, police said.

The man, Douglas Hayes, 53, had been lying on the median between lanes of the highway at West 24th Street about 10:20 a.m. Saturday. When the officer told Hayes to gather his belongings and leave, he refused, and began to yell and throw snow at her, according to the NYPD. When the officer returned to her vehicle, he threw a large piece of ice, which smacked her in the head, police said.

The officer was taken to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, where she was treated for pain and swelling of her face and head, the NYPD said.

Hayes was charged with assault with intent to cause injury to a peace officer and was being held on $5,000 bail as of Thursday, according to court records. His lawyer could not immediately be reached for comment. 

► Police arrested a woman after she punched and kicked a female reveler near the dance floor at the Electric Room at 3 a.m. Monday, the NYPD said.

Hoodo Hashi, 27, punched and kicked a 35-year-old woman in the middle of the club at 355 W. 16th St., police said, severely cutting the woman's head with her shoe. The woman's face was bloodied and required stitches, according to the NYPD.

Hashi was charged with assault with a weapon and was being held on $3,000 bail. Her lawyer and the Electric Room did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

► The Duane Reade at 322 Eighth Ave. reported that someone stole 19 Dove Sheer deodorants — worth $149 — at about 10:30 a.m. Monday, police said. The suspect fled, according to the NYPD.

► A man claiming to be an air conditioning vent cleaner stole two iPhones from the new Blink Fitness gym at 308 Eighth Ave. on Feb. 14, police said. The man came to the gym at about 10:30 a.m. and asked for access to the back office to clean the vents, according to the NYPD. When he left after about 15 minutes, two iPhones were missing,