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Bar bullies busted
Police busted two weapon-wielding thugs early on Wed., Oct. 31, after they reportedly went out of their way to start trouble in a Greenwich Village bar.
Shane Mecgiollioa, 35, and Joseph Delgado, 48, may have been looking to party when they strolled into Wicked Willy’s bar at 149 Bleecker St. around 3:45 a.m. But they certainly didn’t get one, as the owner of the establishment told them it was closed.
With aggressive and threatening demeanors, the two men stuck around the bar anyway, police said, prompting an employee to call 911. When officers arrived, they found that Mecgiollioa was packing a knife and Delgado was brandishing a blackjack. Both men were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
Burrito burglar gets fried
Was this burglar just craving a late-night burrito?
Cops busted Jens Iversen, 43, early on Sunday morning, after he broke into the Chipotle fast-food restaurant on Broadway, near West Houston St.
Sixth Precinct officers responded after the building’s alarm system went off around 4:45 a.m., and they spotted Jensen rummaging around within the store, with the front doors still locked from the inside, according to the police report. Once they gained access, the officers quickly cuffed Jensen, and upon further investigation they realized that he’d forced his way in through the building’s emergency side door.
Cops said that Jensen had ripped the alarm system console from the wall before attempting to ransack the burrito joint – since apparently he didn’t realize that it would still go off, thus sealing his spicy fate.
Bag stealers bagged
A thieving co-ed tag team bit off more than they could chew during a night of purse snatching in the Meatpacking District, and ended up in cuffs early Sunday morning.
Ann-Marie Izzo, 22, and Steven Grimm, 21, targeted a 26-year-old woman in Gaslight bar, at W. 14th St. at Ninth Ave., police said, and lifted her unattended handbag from a chair while the woman was out on the dance floor.
After the victim had realized her purse was missing, she was walking toward the bathroom and spotted Izzo, who was attempting – poorly, based on the police report – to conceal it under her coat.
Grimm, who was standing nearby, gave his crony some helpful hints, telling Izzo to “hurry up” and “hide the bag,” according to the report. But the victim was wise to the scheme, and, after a brief dispute, snatched back what was rightfully hers. The problem, she soon realized, was that Izzo and Grimm had swiped her cell phone and credit card from the bag before handing it over.
But in a final twist, cops stopped Izzo and Grimm on the street – it’s unclear why – just seconds after they’d bolted from the bar with the loot. Once they saw the victim in pursuit, and the phone and credit card in Izzo’s hand, the officers arrested the devious duo for grand larceny. And to top it off, they also found an alleged crack pipe in Izzo’s pocket.
Guard truck kills senior
A National Guard truck hit and killed an 82-year-old man as he was crossing a busy Chinatown street on Tuesday afternoon.
Kwok Fu, of Flushing, was run over by the truck near the intersection of Canal and Centre Sts. around 1:30 p.m., police said. Fu was rushed to New York Downtown Hospital and pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
No criminality is suspected, and police said the investigation is ongoing. According to the Daily News, the driver ran a red light, not wanting to be separated from his convoy.
National Guard trucks have been present throughout Downtown – as well as in other boroughs – since Nov. 1, when the Guard began delivering food, water and supplies to people affected by Hurricane Sandy.
– Sam Spokony