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Motorcycle Rider Busted for Balancing 11-Month-Old Son on His Lap, DA Says

By Nicholas Rizzi | August 1, 2017 3:43pm

ARDEN HEIGHTS — A man is facing charges after police officers spotted him riding a motorcycle with his 11-month-old child balancing on his lap, prosecutors said.

Charles Filippazzo, 42, was riding a 2016 Yamaha Zuma near his Brandis Avenue home Friday while holding his son on his lap, authorities said. The infant had no safety gear on and wasn't strapped into anything, prosecutors said.

Filippazzo was spotted by officers and was arrested at about 5:25 p.m., police said.

He was charged at his Sunday arraignment with reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and driving without a license, the Staten Island District Attorney's office said. He was released without bail.

His lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.

Other notable incidents in Staten Island include:

► Khalil Curry, 40, injured three people after he fired gun shots into a crowd of people after a fight in front of 100 Irving Place on Wednesday at about 4:30 p.m., according to the complaint and a law enforcement source.

Curry was involved in a fight that caused the people to crowd outside the spot, the source said.

The shots hit three people in the leg and back, requiring them to be taken to a local hospital for treatment, prosecutors said.

Curry was arrested Friday and charged with attempted assault, criminal possession of a weapon, assault and reckless endangerment at his arraignment, the DA said.

His bail was set at $150,000 bond, $100,000 cash, according to online court records.

Curry had three previous stints in prison in 2010 and 2001 for attempted criminal possession of a narcotic drug, gun charges and attempted robbery, Department of Corrections records show.

His lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.