Crime and Punishment

Man on Crutches Reportedly Steals Laptop

Quick, he's getting away!
(Photo: NYPD via Gothamist)

(Photo: NYPD via Gothamist)

There are eight million stories in the naked city, and this is one of them: Gothamist reports that the police are currently on the lookout for the man in the photo to the left. He stands (or rather leans) accused of stealing a laptop from 420 West 118th Street (i.e., Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs) earlier this month, in the middle of the afternoon.

According to the NYPD, “The suspect removed the victims bag which contained a laptop and fled the scene.” As you can see, he made his escape on a pair of crutches.

We trust that when the man is spotted, NYPD officers will immediately give chase on their Segways.

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