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This guy really wanted to see a flick — and save some money on candy at the same time.
Officials alleged that a 43-year-old man bashed in the glass door to the Cobble Hill Cinema, 265 Court Street last Saturday night when he found himself locked out of the theater after a candy run.
Officials said that the suspect, identified as Rafael Carire, was reportedly drunk at 10:45 p.m. on February 27 when he allegedly tried to skirt the concessions and went outside to buy something.
When he returned, the door was locked.
Demanding to be taken back in, he punched the glass door, breaking it, witnesses alleged.
Cops took Carire into custody without incident, charging him with criminal mischief.
A thug was sent scrambling back to where he came from after he made the mistake to pick on the wrong woman.
Cops from the 76th Precinct said that the woman was walking along Tiffany Place near Kane Street at 5 p.m. on February 27 when the unidentified suspect grabbed her from behind.
“Don’t scream,” the man seethed. “Give me your phone.”
In a surprise move, the woman flat out refused.
Outraged, the suspect shoved her to the ground and punched her, but the woman still refused.
Having met his match, the suspect ran off empty handed, police said.
A 25-year-old was taken into custody when he was caught allegedly breaking into a home on Luquer Street.
Prosecutors said that a witness spotted Michael Allen allegedly climbing into the ground floor window of the address near Smith Street just after 10 a.m. on February 24 and called police.
Cops arrived and found Allen inside, allegedly looking through several drawers.
When Allen ran outside allegedly with a Tag Heuer watch and an iPod, he was promptly arrested, charged with burglary in the second degree, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
Cops were called to Bush Street in Red Hook last week when an outraged teen caused a scene, then spit at cops when he was being put in cuffs, police alleged.
Officials said that when the police arrived on Bush Street near Columbia Street at 3:30 a.m. on February 27, they found Diamond Graves allegedly yelling, cursing and screaming in a loud manner.
Cops asked him to cease, but he wouldn’t, according to a complaint filed with the Kings County District Attorney’s office.
When an officer approached, Graves allegedly began spitting on them and refusing to be handcuffed, said police, who ultimately charged him with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
A nimble-fingered thief managed to pluck a man’s wallet from his backpack as he shopped at Trader Joe’s last week.
The victim said that he had placed his backpack inside his shopping cart as her perused the isles of the store at 130 Court Street back on February 15.
He said he left the cart unattended for just a few moments but that was all the time the thief needed, said police, who added that the fiend palmed the wallet, as well as the $80 and debit card inside.
Close but no entry
Cops are trying to locate the thief who desperately tried to break into a Smith Street home near 4th Place last week.
Responding officers said that the thief was so intent on getting inside that he damaged the lock to the front door as the lady of the house went shopping on the afternoon of February 19.
But perhaps he was a bit overzealous — he damaged the lock so badly that he couldn’t open the door, cops said.
Hospitalized after mugging
A 28-year-old was rushed to Long Island College Hospital after five teenage thugs attacked him on Bond Street recently.
The victim said that he was nearing Baltic Street at 1:40 p.m. on February 13 when the thieves jumped him. They punched him in the face and ran off with his wallet, but not before kicking the man in the head several times.
Cops were still looking for the muggers as this paper went to press.
Help wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can help them arrest neighborhood graffiti vandals.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s ongoing push to rid New York of graffiti; the leading quality of life complaint brought to police.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.
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