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Road Rage Driver With Suspended License Threatens to Shoot Woman: Police

By Rachel Holliday Smith | September 1, 2017 3:58pm | Updated on September 5, 2017 7:56am
 A man was arrested in Crown Heights for threatening to shoot a woman in the head after a road rage incident.
A man was arrested in Crown Heights for threatening to shoot a woman in the head after a road rage incident.
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CROWN HEIGHTS — A man driving on a suspended license threatened to shoot a woman in the head after a road rage incident, police said.

Ossie Forbes, 30, and the 41-year-old victim were both inside their cars on Ford Street near East New York Avenue at 5 p.m. on Aug. 25 when Forbes honked his horn at her, police and court records say.

He then got out of his black SUV, approached the woman’s car, pointed a black handgun at her and said “Do you want me to blow your head off?” He did not fire the weapon, however, and the woman was uninjured during the incident, police said.

The victim reported Forbes' license plate number to police and Forbes was arrested later that day.

Forbes had a suspended license for failing to answer a traffic summons, investigators found.

He was charged with menacing, harassment, criminal possession of a weapon and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, among other charges, court documents show.

His representative from Brooklyn Defender Services could not be reached for comment. He is due back in court on Oct. 16.

Other notable incidents in this week’s blotter from the 71st Precinct in Crown Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and East Flatbush include:

► A 20-year-old man was waiting for the B46 bus at the corner of Utica Avenue and Winthrop Street at 2 a.m. on Aug. 24 when two unknown men wearing black hoodies came up behind him and hit him with an unknown object, cutting his neck, check and wrist. The suspects fled on foot and said nothing to the victim during the assault, police said. No suspects have been identified and there has been no arrests.

► An unknown suspect fired a gun multiple times on Montgomery Street near Rogers Avenue at 11 a.m. on Aug. 24, hitting the stairs of a residential building where a 62-year-old woman had been sitting at the time. The woman was unharmed in the shooting. Police found bullet fragments in front of two other buildings on the south side of Montgomery Street, but no one was injured. No suspect has been identified in the shooting.

► A unknown man shot a gun into the air at Jackie Robinson Park at Franklin Avenue and Montgomery Street at 11 p.m. on Aug. 27, then fled on foot. Multiple people, including a 14-year-old witness, called 911 after the shooting and the shots were also detected by ShotSpotter sensors in the area. Police found four shell casings, a cellphone and headphones at the scene. No suspect has been identified and no arrest has been made.

► A 19-year-old woman was arrested on Aug. 28 for aiding the theft of a gold chain from a Flatbush Avenue jewelry store. A worker at Roxy Jewelry at 718 Flatbush Ave. told police Denasha Hughes, 19, and an unapprehended suspect came into the store at 7 p.m. and asked to look at a 14-carat gold chain. Hughes then placed the necklace around the neck of the other suspect, who then ran out of the store. When the worker tried to stop Hughes from leaving, she bit him three times on the back. Police arrested her a short time later; she has been charged with misdemeanor assault, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, court records show. Her representative from the Legal Aid Society could not be reached for comment. Hughes is due back in court on Nov. 3.

The above list only describes those blotter items compiled by DNAinfo New York between Aug. 24 and Aug. 30, not all incidents that took place in a given precinct. To see all previous crime blotters from this precinct, click here.​​​​