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Police arrested a teenager on June 10 after a witness reported he was showing off a firearm in Carroll Gardens. Only later did the cops discover the hooligan had tried to blow them away.

A civilian called police at 5:11 pm to report that 17-year-old had been flashing a piece to a group of friends at the corner of Second Place and Henry Street. Later, that informant rode in a patrol car with two officers and helped point out the suspect.

The armed suspect fled when cops approached him and, at one point during the chase, he turned to face the officers and pointed his gun at them, before discarding it under a parked car.

Later, when experts examined the retrieved weapon, they discovered that two bullets had jammed in the chamber — indicating that the youthful criminal had tried to shoot the police in hot pursuit.

Cops apprehended the Manhattan resident on Dwight Street in Williamsburg.


Hoodlums pounced on an unattended purse in a popular Tex-Mex restaurant on Court Street on June 12.

The victim briefly left her pocket book inside the eatery between Warren and Baltic streets at 9:30 pm when she stepped outdoors. A few minutes later, she noticed that her had bag had been stolen.

The 26-year-old woman told police her missing bag contained $30, a bunch of credit and debit cards, designer eyeglasses and a ring.

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