WEST VILLAGE — An enraged garbage truck driver was arrested in the West Village for kicking a car that was blocking his way, police said.
The garbage man got out of his truck and kicked the car's passenger-side door, police said, damaging it.
The garbage man got back in his truck and took off, but the driver of the damaged car followed him several blocks to Greenwich Avenue and Seventh Avenue South, where he flagged down a police car and reported the incident.
The Department of Sanitation said the man was not employed by the city .
Police said the driver of the damaged car did not know how much it would cost to repair the door.
The garbage truck driver was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and issued a summons to appear in court on Aug. 18.