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Women Break Window, Hurl Candle at Patron During Chelsea Diner Brawl: NYPD

By Maya Rajamani | April 13, 2017 2:43pm
 The Chelsea Square Restaurant at 368 W. 23rd St., at the corner of Ninth Avenue.
The Chelsea Square Restaurant at 368 W. 23rd St., at the corner of Ninth Avenue.
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CHELSEA — A trio of women broke a window and threw a glass-jarred candle at a patron's face during a wild melee inside a popular West 23rd Street diner, the NYPD said.

Two 25-year-old women and a 31-year-old women were inside the Chelsea Square Restaurant, at 368 W. 23rd St., around 4:30 a.m. on April 9 when they got into a physical fight, police said.

In the chaos that ensued, the women broke a window at the front of the restaurant, as well as several flower vases and drinking glasses, leaving the eatery with more than $1,000 worth of damage, the NYPD said.

When a 38-year-old patron tried to “de-escalate” the confrontation, one of the 25-year-old women hurled a glass-jarred candle at his face, leaving him with bruising and swelling, police said.

All three women were arrested at the scene, the NYPD said.

An employee working at the diner on Wednesday said he wasn't there when the incident happened, and the diner’s manager couldn’t be reached for comment.

Other recent crimes in the 10th Precinct include:

► A 53-year-old man was arrested after he wasn’t able to pay his $89.33 bar tab at the Artichoke Pizza on 10th Avenue, at the corner of West 17th Street, around 4:55 a.m. on April 8, police said. A manager working at the eatery on Wednesday declined to comment on the incident.

► A 31-year-old man was urinating in front of a vacant lot at 511 W. 35th St., near 10th Avenue, around 4 p.m. on April 8 when he noticed police officers had spotted him and started to run away, the NYPD said. When officers caught up to him, he flailed his arms and refused to put his hands behind his back. Officers later found a crack pipe with what appeared to be crack-cocaine residue in his right rear pocket, police said.

► A 22-year-old man was getting off a tour bus in front of a Fashion Institute of Technology building on West 27th Street, near Seventh Avenue, around 8 a.m. on April 6 when he realized his wallet containing a Chase debit card, a Barclays debit card, an Ohio driver’s license and $2,000 in cash was missing, police said. The man was able to cancel his credit cards before anyone used them.