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Woman Arrested for Cocaine Tells Officer 'I Bet You Voted for Trump': NYPD

By Leslie Albrecht | December 17, 2016 11:03am | Updated on December 19, 2016 7:42am
 Police responded to an attempted break-in at Eighth Avenue and Eighth Street in Park Slope on Thursday, Sept. 26, cops said.
Police responded to an attempted break-in at Eighth Avenue and Eighth Street in Park Slope on Thursday, Sept. 26, cops said.
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PARK SLOPE — A woman who called a police officer a "piece of sh-t" and told him, "I bet you voted for Trump" was arrested on disorderly conduct and cocaine possession charges after refusing to pay a $6.50 cab fare, according to a police report and criminal complaint.

The 32-year-old woman was a passenger in a cab just outside the 78th Precinct station house on Sixth Avenue and Bergen Street about 2:15 am on Dec. 10 when the cabbie flagged down police and asked for help because the woman wouldn't pay her fare, according to a police report.

When an officer intervened, the woman flew into a rage, started using "abusive language," and pushed the officer, according to the report. She allegedly told the officer, "You piece of sh-t, I bet you voted for Trump, I don’t have to listen."

When the officer tried to handcuff the woman, she flailed her arms and resisted arrest, according to the criminal complaint. The officer searched the woman's purse and found a small packet containing cocaine, according to the criminal complaint.

Other recent crimes in the 78th Precinct include the following:

► An argument over music in Prospect Park ended with one man biting another man’s finger on Dec. 9 about 3 p.m. near Ocean and Parkside avenues.

► A 61-year-old man was arrested Dec. 6 near the Barclays Center after he was spotted selling counterfeit New York Islanders and New York Rangers hats without a vendor’s license.

► A 44-year-old woman was arrested Dec. 10 after stealing $1,149 in merchandise from the Target at Atlantic Center mall, including bags, hats, belts, umbrellas, clothing and accessories.

► A woman had her iPhone 7 stolen after leaving it in a dressing room at Victoria’s Secret at Atlantic Terminal mall on Dec. 6.

► A 50-year-old woman was arrested Dec. 5 at Green Ivy on Fourth Avenue and Union Street after stealing $119 in soap.


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Overall, major crime in the 78th Precinct has dropped 8 percent this year compared to the same period in 2015, according to the most recent statistics from the NYPD. There were 868 major crimes reported between Jan. 1 and Dec. 11 2016, and 946 major crimes during that period in 2015.

Editor's note: The 78th Precinct does not regularly provide information to the media on open cases involving major crimes such as robbery, grand larceny, rape, burglary and felony assault. Some information on those crimes can be found on the NYPD's CompStat 2.0 website and on the NYPD's NYC Crime Map.