2011-02-17 / Other News

Cops In Unmarked Car Nab Four On Weapons Charge

By Charles Rogers

Nowadays, you never know where the police might be. It seems they’re everywhere all the time; just when and where you don’t expect them. That can be attested to by four men who were put under arrest early last Saturday for allegedly having a gun in their possession — and firing it — apparently for no reason.

According to a report filed at the 69th Precinct, the arrests took place at about 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, according to a pedestrian who said he was walking across Glenwood Road at East 80th Street when he saw a car coming along with no headlights. The man said he tried to wave to the driver of the car that his headlights were out when one of the occupants of the car pulled a handgun from inside the vehicle and shot it into the air. The car then continued down East 80th Street.

Wouldn’t you know it? Right at the point where the pedestrian tried to flag down the car, two Anti-Crime Unit officers in an unmarked car also observed the car without the headlights. The officers saw the car slow down and the pedestrian waving and later said they heard a gunshot. They had no trou-ble chasing down the vehicle with the four occupants and allegedly discovered a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun inside.

All four male occupants of the car were arrested on the spot. They were charged with criminal possession of a weapon and taken to the Foster Avenue station house.

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