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Man Smashes 2nd Ave. Deli Windows, Police Say

By Shaye Weaver | April 10, 2017 11:24am
 The 2nd Ave Deli at 1442 First Ave.
The 2nd Ave Deli at 1442 First Ave.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — A man was arrested for smashing two windows at the 2nd Ave Deli after getting into a fight outside the popular eatery, police said. 

Nigel McCollum, 26, got into a fight with a stranger in front of the delicatessen at 1442 First Ave., at East 75th Street, on March 26 around 5:15 p.m., the NYPD said.

At some point, McCollum kicked out the deli's front two windows, causing roughly $500 to $700 in damage, police said.

He fled the scene but was later arrested at Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he had admitted himself for minor cuts to his leg.

At his arraignment the next day, McCollum was charged with criminal mischief and released without bail. He's due back in court on May 16.

His attorney declined to comment.

A representative for the 2nd Ave Deli was not immediately available for comment on Friday.

Other notable crimes in the 19th Precinct include:

► A yellow cab driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated after hitting several parked cars on East 62nd Street, police said. The 66-year-old man was arrested just before 5 p.m. on April 4 after plowing into the cars between First and Second avenues. When officers pulled him over, they found bottles of alcohol in the cab, the NYPD said.

► A man snatched a $1,100 Nike Wind Runner jacket from the Nike store at 1131 Third Ave. at 6:30 p.m. on March 20, police said. He returned to the store around the same time on April 4, but employees recognized him and called police. The 23-year-old man arrested for grand larceny and criminal possession of a controlled substance for having heroin on him, police said.

► A 48-year-old man was arrested when he tried to steal $350 Sony headphones from the Best Buy at Lexington Avenue and East 86th Street on April 5, police said. Store security saw him putting the merchandise into a black plastic bag that he took out of his pocket before trying to leave without paying at 4:30 p.m., police said. He was charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

► A pair of men were arrested for using stolen credit cards to buy $5,781 in luxury merchandise from the Bloomingdale's at 1000 Third Ave. at 1:40 p.m. on March 28, police said. Store security told police they saw the suspects using the cards to buy a Chanel bag valued at $816, a Dior bag valued at $3,048, and a Louis Vuitton bag and wallet valued at $1,916, the NYPD said. They were both charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.