Doritos: good enough to go to jail for?
An anonymous “Frito bandito” has been periodically swiping up to $200 worth of chips and sunflower seeds from a Frito-Lay factory in Hunts Point and in what must be an infuriating allocation of their resources, the NYPD is on the case.
Capt. Philip Rivera of the 41st Read More
Great news (not really). Today the New York Senate passed a bill that makes “annoying” a police officer a felony—punishable by up to four years in prison.
Have they ever even seen how people behave on the subway at rush hour? Everyone is annoying.
The bill, which was sponsored by Republican State Senator Read More
The NYPD uncovered a grisly murder scene at a Brooklyn apartment last night. According to The Post, police discovered a woman’s corpse in a Midwood basement, accompanied by a note that read, “I killed my wife, she was casting spells on me.”
Police found the body in the basement of a two-family home after Read More
Stranger Than Fiction
A Brooklyn-based lawyer was arrested this weekend after trying to skip out on a $6 taxi fare, then stripping off her underwear and throwing them at police officers who tried to intervene.
A surveillance video obtained by The Post shows Stephanie Hendricks, 39, entering a Williamsburg delicatessen followed by police. A few seconds pass Read More
Sex workers and advocates have scored a small victory with a recent decision by the Brooklyn DA’s office to ban the seizure of condoms as evidence against prostitutes.
Brooklyn’s district attorney, Charles J. Hynes, sent a letter to Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly stating that his office would no longer confiscate condoms as evidence of Read More
In a serious case of raining on hipsters’ parade, Williamsburg’s Painting Lounge was forced to suspend its BYOB art classes after the Daily News inquired with the NYPD about the legality of such “speakeasy”-style establishments, prompting an investigation.
The Painting Lounge’s owner, Kevin Tarasuk, is furious with the paper.
“The reporter was obviously Read More
One man’s simple search for the perfect art project turned into a battle with New York City Courts.
This week, a Manhattan appeals court overturned a $2,000 fine issued in 2011 to a Brooklyn carpenter, Albert Prince, for taking a TV antenna from the side of a curb. Yes, you read that right.
Law & Order
New York Post reporter Doug Auer allegedly became the target of police ire after he wrote a scandalous story about an illicit Labor Day BBQ on the roof of police headquarters. Apparently, nothing is as sacred to New York’s Finest as roasted meat, fire code be damned.
According to Mr. Auer, current and retired cops responded on an unofficial NYPD message board with jeers, threats and personal details (including the reporter’s home address and personal photos from his Facebook page), Gothamist reported at the time.
Mr. Auer, who said he took down his Facebook page in response, is back–and now he’s commenting on his private Facebook page. He’s also threatening “atomic wedgies” to those who come after him.
art and crime
Almost a year to the day after she was first arrested for participating in Andy Golub’s nude painting stunt in Times Square, 5-foot-2 model Zoe West is finally getting paid by the city. Though it looks like she’s been charging an hourly rate … and has kept the meter running since she was first brought in.
Dimitry Sheinman is an author, painter, self-proclaimed clairvoyant and, most importantly, a suspect in the brutal 2004 killing of Juilliard student Sarah Fox.
In June, after several years in Africa, Mr. Sheinman returned to New York to deliver police information that he claimed he obtained through psychic visions—and to shop around a book about his experience with this still-unsolved Read More