WILLIAMSBURG — His hot temper could fry an egg.
A fuming finance worker was busted Thursday morning after he threw eggs at two traffic agents ticketing his illegally parked car, challenged them to a fistfight and then scrambled away to hide in a Williamsburg building, law enforcement sources said.
David Prisco, 36, was arrested by NYPD officers when they lured him out of hiding by having a tow truck arrive to haul away his Lexus, according to the sources.
The bad egg told officers, “I know I have a temper,” according to sources.
Prisco, who is from Staten Island and works for a data management company that services merchants, was arraigned Thursday and charged with a class A misdemeanor for obstructing governmental administration, a class B misdemeanor for menacing and a violation for harassment, according to Brooklyn prosecutors.
Prisco lost his cool Thursday at 9:39 a.m. when the traffic agents ticketed his car for being illegally parked on Broadway near Kent Avenue, according to a criminal complaint.
Prisco, who is known for regularly parking in the spot, then pelted the agents with eggs, according to the complaint.
The complaint says that he also ran up to them with his fists raised and said, “What are you going to do? Do you want to fight?”
He then slinked away into a nearby residential building where he frequently stays, sources said.
When NYPD officers responded, they called a tow truck, and Prisco ran out of the building when he saw the truck arrive, law enforcement sources said.
Prisco could not be immediately reached.
Officials for CWA Local 1182, the union that represents the city’s traffic agents, said its members have dangerous jobs.
“Our members go through this every day. They get assaulted almost every day in New York City,” said Sokunbi Olufemi, the union’s executive vice president.
Olufemi praised NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, noting that the department recently approved his members to wear bulletproof vests. However, he said his members should also be issued batons and pepper spray to defend themselves.
“I’ve been to the hospital. I’ve seen my members with blood all over. It’s crazy. We need more protection,” Olufemi said.