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Woman Bites Officer at DJ Tiesto Concert on Governors Island, NYPD Says

By Rebecca Fishbein | July 12, 2017 2:18pm
 A woman was charged with assault after biting an officer on July 4, the NYPD said.
A woman was charged with assault after biting an officer on July 4, the NYPD said.
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GOVERNORS ISLAND — A woman grooving to the electronic dance godfather DJ Tiësto on Independence Day bit a female officer on the arm when she tried to boot the concertgoer from the show, the NYPD said.

Christianna Sigliano, 30, of West Harrison, New York, was arrested and charged with felony assault, according to a complaint from the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

Police said an officer was trying to remove her from a concert on the island at around 10 p.m. that night, but Sigliano resisted and bit the officer on the left arm.

She also flailed her arms, kicked her legs, and spit at police, according to the complaint. The officer she chewed on sustained pain, redness, swelling and bruising, police said, and was treated at NY Downtown Hospital for injuries. 

In addition to assault, Sigliano was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated harassment, among other charges.

A Manhattan judge released her without bail, and she is due back in court on Aug. 3. Her attorney did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Other recent incidents in the 1st Precinct, according to police, include:

► A 54-year-old Staten Island resident told police that two thieves attacked him at the Chambers Street subway station on July 4, robbing him of his phone, wallet and an $800 gold ring with diamonds.

The victim told police that as he exited the station at around 10:30 p.m. that night, the two men followed him towards the exit.

Then, one thwacked him in the back of the head and another stomped on his feet before making off with his belongings, police said.

The suspects are described as two men, age 20, with one wearing jeans, a gray sweatshirt and a red du-rag, with another wearing a black hoodie and jeans. There were no arrests as of Tuesday.

► A shoplifter craving cold meds made off with $1,003.47 worth of Mucinex from a Duane Reade location at 250 Broadway on July 6, police said.

An employee at the store told police the 5-foot-8 thief wore a brown shirt, blue jeans, black eyeglasses and carried a black backpack, and noted he fled east on Park Place after taking his loot. There were no arrests as of Tuesday and a manager at Duane Reade declined to comment.

► A pickpocket swiped $295 in cash from a 41-year-old tourist from Valencia, Spain on July 5, police said. The victim told police he was at the northeast corner of Battery Place and Broadway to get a view of the Wall Street Bull when an unknown suspect jostled him and snatched the cash from his front pants pocket. There were no arrests as of Tuesday.

► A 23-year-old tourist from Massachusetts says someone stole her phone, debit card, and wallet while she was attending a DJ Tiësto concert on Governors Island on July 4. She told police she had her property in a belt purse strapped around her waist, but when she checked it at some point during the show, she noticed her belongings were missing, and her bank notified her that her credit card was used without permission at a nearby cafe. She did not get a look at the thief, police said, and there were no arrests as of Tuesday.

► A crafty thief swiped a 66-year-old Manhattan resident’s bike in front of 23 Warren St. on July 6, police said. The victim told officers he chained his $800 black trek bicycle to scaffolding at the location before attending a yoga class, then returned to find someone had removed a screw from said scaffolding and stolen his ride. In addition to the bike, the thief made off with his bike helmet, chain, a yellow poncho, black LED lights, an air horn, and a mirror. There were no arrests as of Tuesday.

► A 27-year-old Queens resident told police he was punched and robbed by two assailants onboard the 1 train at the South Ferry station on July 8. The victim told officers he was sitting on the train at around 5:30 a.m. when the two men approached him and demanded his belongings. When he refused, one man punched him in the head while the second swiped his wallet and cellphone, police said. The thieves fled the train at Rector Street, and there were no arrests as of Tuesday, police said.

► Staten Island resident Charlzid Caulker, 19, was arrested on July 4 after throwing his skateboard at a police officer and challenging him to a fight, the NYPD said.

According to police, Caulker walked into a Duane Reade near the corner of Fulton and Water streets and started knocking things down and yelling at people in the store, when the officer arrived at the scene. Caulker then ran out of the store, turned to the officer and yelled, ‘F—k you, pig,” before hurling his skateboard at the cop and injuring the officer's right leg.

Caulker also put his fists up in a fighting stance and told the officer, “Let’s go, pig,” according to police. Caulker was charged with second degree assault.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has not yet responded to request for comment, and a manager at Duane Reade declined to comment on the incident.

► A 24-year-old Bronx resident says someone swiped her cellphone and credit card after she fell asleep on a southbound 1 train on July 4.

The victim told police she was on her way to the beach when she nodded off, waking up at South Ferry to discover her belongings were no longer in her bag. She asked a man sitting next to her if he’d seen her phone, and when they both exited the station, he fled the scene, police said. There were no arrests as of Tuesday.

► A group of thieves made off with $300 worth of polo shirts from a Lacoste store at 541 Broadway on July 3, police said.

A store employee told officers that six males entered the store at 2:35 p.m., then removed seven shirts from the shelves and racks.

When the employee tried to stop them, one thief shoved her to the ground, leaving her with a laceration on her elbow. Harry Ronald, 17, was arrested and charged with robbery in connection with the incident, according to a complaint from the Manhattan DA's office, but police say there were no other arrests as of Tuesday.

A store manager referred DNAinfo to Lacoste’s corporate office, but no one was available at the provided number. Ronald's attorney did not immediately respond to request for comment.