Volume 77 / Number 49 - May 7 - 13, 2008
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933
Villager photo by Nick Brooks
Bus beating, crusty stabbing, pot bustin
On Fri., May 2, around 3:25 p.m., a 43-year-old Hispanic man, above, got into a verbal dispute with a woman on a bus at Avenue D and Sixth St., according to Deputy Inspector Dennis De Quatro of the Ninth Precinct. The man then transferred to a second bus, on which four men who knew the woman were passengers. The woman told the men, Lets get him! and they attacked him, punching and kicking him after he fell to the floor, De Quatro said. The victim suffered facial lacerations and bruises and was treated at the Veterans Affairs Hospital. In other East Village incidents, on Sunday around 6:15 p.m. in Tompkins Square Park near the chess tables and basketball courts, a white male, 21, from Sanborton, N.H., was stabbed with a weapon in the left jaw by a light-skinned Hispanic male, 25, after the two apparently had an earlier dispute, according to De Quatro. Witnesses said the victim was a crusty, or homeless drifter punk; he was treated at Beth Israel Hospital. De Quatro said the suspect is light skinned, 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 170 pounds. In addition, De Quatro reported, on Saturday, the Drug Peace March the annual marijuana-legalization event saw 12 arrests, 11 of them inside or just outside Tompkins Square Park, where the march started; the other collar was at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza by the United Nations, at the routes end. The arrests were for pot possession or open alcohol containers.