Don’t Get Caught Being Drunk On the Lower East Side, Warns NYPD

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In a move that has alcoholic NYU undergrads with fake I.D.s freaking the hell out, Capt. John Cappelmann of the East Village’s Ninth Precinct is beefing up his division with eight to 10 new officers. And they are out to bust you for being drunk!

According to DNAInfo.com, these NYPD recruits will be tasked assigned to “midnight conditions and midnight anticrime teams, which fight late-night crime and quality-of-life issues related to bars and nightclubs.”

So if you’re the type who likes to start fights with burly security guards while blacked out at Bar None, just make sure you follow in Cinderella’s footsteps and get your drunk ass home before midnight.

Meanwhile, Victoria Bekiempis of the Village Voice pointed out that LES has bigger problems than alcoholic antics: there have been 19 burglaries in the last 28 days, and felony assault rates have also shot up. However, Capt. Cappelman does not see a connection between these incidents and those drunk kids that need catching.

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Comments

  1. Several article corrections are necessary:

    1. Capt. Cappelmann said they just busted the burglary ring recently and the suspects were locked up and being indicted by the ADA. Since that bust there have been no burglaries with the same MO. The ring was busted.

    2. The felony assaults in question are largely domestic; you can’t prevent those with more cops on the street.