You’d think after the Halloween shenanigans, Gerritsen Beach parents would learn that “pedophile” blogger Danny Cavanagh of GerritsenBeach.net is unstoppable. He’s forever on the prowl, documenting the warpath of the neighborhood’s hooligans.
But no; they don’t learn. The neighborhood is like the angry aunt that gets drunk every Christmas, tells everyone what’s wrong about them, and then falls down a flight of stairs. We all act horrified and concerned, but, come on, there’s a bit of satisfaction to it. We look forward to next Christmas.
So… they don’t learn, and once again the future inmates of America’s detention facilities rampaged through the streets, destroying public property and harassing neighbors.
GerritsenBeach.net is reporting, “Local kids are throwing ice and snow at cars, bm4 and b31 buses from everrett and devon. Taking one bm4 temporarily out of service.”
As the photo above shows, the kids also took out yet another bus shelter‘s glass, and also threw ice at Cavanagh’s car as he filmed them bombarding the bus. He called 911 and received no response from the local precincts, he said.
At least no pedestrians were targeted this time. Cavanagh told Sheepshead Bites that it was only cars and buses, since neighbors thought better of stepping foot outside. It seems someone is learning…
None of the parents, business owners or victims affected attended the Wednesday night meeting to request a stronger police response for next year’s Halloween. Nor did the incident make it into Deputy Inspector Mastrokostas’ 5-minute report [above].
The issue did surface briefly, though, when a Sheepshead Bay resident expressed concern for the victims, and Mastrokostas said the issue has been on his mind. [5:00 in video above]
At least one angry neighbor turned to property damage to settle scores, lobbing a pumpkin at the blogger’s family’s home over the weekend. The pumpkin cracked the house’s vinyl siding when it was hit on Saturday night, around 10 p.m. Cavanagh said he filed a police report with the 61st Precinct.
NYPD and other emergency responders swarmed all exits of the Sheepshead Bay train station after a gun-toting thug sought escape on the tracks.
The suspect after his arrest (click to enlarge)
Responders first showed up at the scene around 9:35 p.m. on Monday. An officer said a man had robbed at least one person at gunpoint. Other witnesses said the suspect attempted to flee by the East 14th Street pedestrian bridge and then climbed over the fence and onto the tracks. It’s not clear where the robbery attempt occurred – reports vary whether it was near the station, in a train car, on Emmons Avenue or on the platform.
Approximately 50 officers were dispatched to the area, including members of the Canine Division, Vandalism Squad and the heavily armed Emergency Service Unit. Several ambulances also lined the street. The authorities clustered at the Sheepshead Bay Road and Voorhies Avenue entrances to the train station, as well as the Shore Parkway entrance to the pedestrian bridge on the other side of the Belt Parkway. An NYPD helicopter hovered overhead with a search light scanning the tracks.
Trains in both directions were stopped and lights cut, as police were seen searching car-to-car.
Minutes before 10:00 p.m., a suspect was detained on the tracks and brought down through the Voorhies Avenue exit. He passed a mob of onlookers, and blood and dirt were on his face and clothes. An officer said he fell during the pursuit.
Trains remained out-of-service for around 20 more minutes. On the Sheepshead Bay Road side, the booth agent was crowded with confused passengers looking for alternative routes home.
Officers were still seen searching the area by 10:20 p.m., presumably for the suspect’s weapon.