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Volume 77, Number 5 | July 4 - 10, 2007

Villager photos by Lorcan Otway

Shots fired, but kitty’s not the purr’p

Around 6 p.m. Saturday evening, police received a report of shots fired on E. 14th St. near Avenue B. Within minutes, Ninth Precinct officers stopped a red minivan traveling south on Avenue A between Ninth and 10th Sts. A male and female were removed from the vehicle and, after a witness made a positive identification, the male was arrested and handcuffed, left. Police were seen removing a BlackBerry-type mobile phone from the minivan. The woman, right, was questioned by police while she held a newborn kitten that had been in a box in the van’s rear seat. The officers even let her feed the kitten milk from a bottle. After further investigation, the woman was also handcuffed. She was allowed to pass the kitten to someone else, and the pair were then taken to the Ninth Precinct.

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