Tough guy flashes knife, pedals away


Nothing says “tough dude with an attitude” quite like picking a fight with a fast food worker, flashing a knife, and riding off into the sunset on two wheels.

A 32-year-old Burger King employee told police two customers argued with him at the 6007 Broadway restaurant just before 11 p.m., on Aug. 9.

The argument spilled out the door and into the parking lot. Things got personal, and one of the grumpy customers pulled out a switchblade to show everyone he meant business, according to a report. The victim feared the man would attack.

Instead, police say the blade-wielding perp hopped onto a BMX-style bike and fled south on Broadway.

The pedal-powered cowboy was described as a white male of an unknown age, with green eyes and long hair worn in a ponytail. He was wearing jeans and a black T-shirt.

The victim said the man also had a tattoo on his arm, but didn’t get a good look at it.


Speaking of two wheels ...

They say two is company and three is a crowd. Imagine how nice four would be.

A 39-year-old man is in good company now that somebody stole half the tires off his 2018 Honda Pilot. He’d parked on the 100 block of Van Cortlandt Park West, returning around 1 p.m., on Aug. 4 to find somebody had propped it up and taken off the front and rear passenger side tires.

Police value the tires at $650, and the rims at $800.


Broken, but not robbed

No street or vehicle seems immune to petty misdeeds. So learned a 46-year-old owner of a 2014 Toyota.

He’d parked it on the southwest corner of Kappock Street and Johnson Avenue. When he returned July 31 to move the vehicle, he found the front passenger window was smashed.

Nothing was missing.


How much for baddy in the window?

A 40-year-old man returned home July 25 to find out he lived in a really popular place.

Too popular.

Someone reportedly forced open a bedroom window at an apartment at the 2800 block of University Avenue and climbed inside. The perp then helped himself to a variety of the things, according to police, including two credit cards, an iPhone, sunglasses, gold ring, two electric razors, and two iPhone chargers.

Police value the stolen property at $2,010.