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Man Smashes Shop Windows While Ranting About 'Zombie Apocalypse': NYPD

By Serena Dai | February 24, 2015 7:49am
 Jung Pryjma, 38, was arrested and charged with smashing windows at 240 Kent Ave.
Jung Pryjma, 38, was arrested and charged with smashing windows at 240 Kent Ave.
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SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG — A man was arrested for smashing several windows at a Williamsburg mini mall with a fire extinguisher, saying "the end of the world" had arrived, police and a witness said.

Jung Pryjma, 38, went into the Shops at 240 Kent Ave. around 1 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 16 while the businesses were closed, police said.

Pryjma then smashed the windows of several stores, according to police and a criminal complaint. He was "highly intoxicated" and ranting about the "end of the world" and the "zombie apocalypse," police and a witness said.

Police did not say which store windows Pryjma, who is 5-foot-7, 170 pounds and wore his hair in a ponytail, targeted.

"He didn't seem mentally fit," said the witness, who called police after seeing Pryjma outside in 1-degree weather.

By Monday, all the stores had repaired their windows.

Pryjma was charged with criminal mischief in the third degree, criminal trespass in the third degree and trespassing. His attorney did not immediately return a request for comment.

He was released on his own recognizance and will be back in court on April 16.

Other notable incidents in the 90 precinct include:

► More than $8,000 worth of property — including a necklace saying "May the sun bring you new energy by day" — was stolen from an East Williamsburg apartment, police said.

Electronics and jewelry were taken from the apartment on Powers Street near Olive Street between Saturday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1 a.m., police said.

The front door was locked, but the back window to the fire escape had been unlocked, police said. A trail of snow prints could be seen leading up to the fire escape.

A total of $8,275 worth of property was taken from the apartment, where two 26-year-old women lived, police said, including a MacBook Pro, a 64G iPad, an iPad mini and jewelry.

Stolen jewelry included gold chains, a gold bracelet with a constellation engraving, a gold pocket watch, a silver bracelet and a $300 silver necklace with the engraving "May the sun bring you new energy by day."

The saying became popularized as an Apache Indian wedding blessing, but is actually a fictional prayer from the 1950s film "Broken Arrow."

No one has been arrested for the incident.

► A man attempted to rob a woman at gunpoint after approaching her from in between two parked cars, police said.

The woman, 24, was walking on Devoe Street near Humboldt Street on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 5:20 p.m. when the man approached her with a black firearm, police said.

The man said "Give me your wallet. All I want is your wallet," police said.

He was described as 30 years old, 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, police said.

He ultimately did not take anything and fled on Humboldt Street toward Metropolitan Avenue. The woman was not injured, police said.

It was unclear why he fled. No one has been arrested for the incident.