FORT GREENE — A man tried to take away a traffic enforcement officer's power to ticket by blocking a license plate and then stealing the officer's pen, police said.
The 37-year-old traffic agent was "performing his duties" outside of El Toro Taqueria on Fort Greene Place when a 24-year-old told him, “If I ever see you again around here, I am going to f--k you up," according to the NYPD.
When the traffic officer then attempted to issue a summons, the man prevented him from doing so by blocking a registration sticker with his hand and then blocking a vehicle’s license plate with his body, authorities said. The perpetrator also took the traffic officer’s blue "stylus" pen from his hand, which the NYPD valued at $5.
The man was charged with petit larceny, obstructing governmental administration and attempted criminal mischief, all misdemeanors, and harassment, a violation.
Other recent crimes in the 88th Precinct include:
►A 48-year-old woman was robbed of a $1000 metal chain with a globe pendant on a southbound 4 train at 2:12 p.m Aug. 14 , police said. The woman boarded the 4 train at Brooklyn Bridge and sat down in the middle of the car, according to authorities. As it entered the Nevins Street stop, a man got up and held a black firearm to the right side of her face, saying, “Give me the chain.” He then grabbed the chain from her neck and fled.
►Two bandana-wearing robbers stuck up a T-Mobile store at 436 Myrtle Ave. on Aug. 13 at 6:26 p.m. One took out a black gun and said, “Don’t move, open the till,” police said. He then removed $497 from the register and the pair fled toward Waverly Ave.
►A 17-year-old was arrested for grand larceny for possession of a stolen Citibike.