NYPD lieutenant towed injured whereas hitchhiking in Brownsville, Brooklyn
BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn (WABC) – Police arrested a man who they say pulled an NYPD lieutenant while hitchhiking in Brooklyn.
As noted below, following today’s incident on Long Island, with the help of the Suffolk County Police Department, he was caught and returned to the 101st District.
According to official sources, 32-year-old Takim Newsom was blocking traffic and had incorrectly tinted windows when police approached him just before 4 a.m. on Rockaway Parkway in Brownsville.
While the lieutenant was speaking to Newsom, Newsom suddenly tossed his Mercedes Benz into reverse and pulled the officer as he sped away.
The lieutenant injured his arms and legs. He was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.
On Friday, police found Newsom’s car near idle near 661 Grassmere Terrace in Far Rockaway. Then he escaped, stole a green jaguar near Beach 9th Street and Beach 12th Street, and fled the scene. He was then captured on Long Island with the help of Suffolk County police officers.
Newson was recently arrested for a Valentine’s Day bar shoot in Jamaica, Queens. He was released without bail during his trial in early April.
He has more than 20 arrests to go, including two incidents of police shooting in 2008 and 2011. He is also a well-known member of a gang from Far Rockaway, Queens.
Newsom is said to have been accused of attacking the officer at a later date.
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