From the Daily News:
Four Bronx youths accused of hitting an off-duty cop with a snowball are out of hot water after the Bronx district attorney's office dropped all charges against them Tuesday.
The buddies were horsing around during a February blizzard when Officer Adonis Ramirez was struck in the leg with a snowball.
The foursome, aged 17 to 22, soon found themselves ordered to the ground and charged with weapons possession, attempted assault and other crimes.
They said Ramirez, a seven-year veteran who was in street clothes, drew his service gun and failed to identify himself as a cop.
The police countered that the men taunted and chased Ramirez "in a threatening manner" and pelted him with snowballs.
The Bronx DA's office decided to let the case melt away.
"The charges were dropped on all four defendants because of insufficient evidence," said Jillian Osorio, a spokeswoman for the Bronx DA's office.
The four buddies celebrated by having lunch at a local deli.