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Family Attacked by High Heel-Wielding Woman, Police Say

By Mathew Katz | March 28, 2014 7:52am
 A woman wielding a high-heeled shoe attacked a family in a Chelsea parking lot Sunday, March 23, 2014, police said.
A woman wielding a high-heeled shoe attacked a family in a Chelsea parking lot Sunday, March 23, 2014, police said.
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CHELSEA — A family visiting the city ended up in the hospital after they were attacked by a woman wielding a high-heeled shoe, police said. 

The Connecticut couple and their son were returning to their car in the Icon Parking garage inside Chelsea's Google Building at 111 Eighth Ave. about 10 p.m. Sunday when the woman, Annemarie Chavez, 25, approached them, according to the NYPD.

Chavez appeared to be drunk and was argumentative, police said. When the 61-year-old man, his 50-year-old wife and their 19-year-old son tried to move past her, she lunged toward them with the heel of her shoe, police said.

According to the NYPD, Chavez struck the man with the heel, cutting his face and left temple, and then hit his wife with the shoe, cutting the back of her head. Both were taken to Bellevue Hospital, police said.

Staff at the parking garage said they had no information about the incident. 

Chavez was arrested and charged with assault, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon, records show. She was released without bail and is expected in court May 7. 

Chavez's lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.

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

►  A man shoved his bare buttocks against the window of Chelsea bar Flight 151 after he was asked to leave the bar because he was too drunk, police said.

Jose Pichardo, 33, left the bar about 11:50 p.m. March 21 but immediately turned around, pulled down his pants and pressed his butt against the bar's front window, exposing himself to people on the sidewalk and more than 30 people in the bar, police said.

Pichardo was arrested and charged with public lewdness. Information about his lawyer was not immediately available.

Staff at the bar said they did not know about the incident.

► A man groped a woman while she waited for the 1 train at 23rd Street about 5 p.m. on Saturday, police said. 

The man approached the woman, asked her a question and then grabbed her buttocks and said "Suck my d---, b----," police said. He then fled.

Police are looking for the man, whom they described as 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds, with brown eyes, short gray hair and a gray beard. 

► Police arrested a man for drug possession after they spotted him urinating on a public sidewalk outside 515 W. 26th St. early Sunday morning, police said. Officers spotted Marvin Lima, 24, relieving himself about 12:45 a.m. and approached him, police said. After searching him, officers found he had cocaine, according to the NYPD. 

Lima's lawyer could not be reached for comment.