Friday, June 1, 2012

Don't mess with Danny Dromm!

From the Times Ledger:

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) said Thursday a truck driver assaulted him and stole his iPhone after the councilman took pictures of the man’s double-parked tractor trailer adjacent to the Trade Fair on 37th Avenue and 75th Street.

John Muriel has been charged with assault, petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and harassment as a result of the incident, Dromm told a news conference. The Queens district attorney confirmed that he had been arrested.

“I’m not going to have it,” Dromm said, “and I’m not afraid of these guys.”

The councilman said the altercation occurred Wednesday at around 12:20 p.m., after he returned from a City Council hearing. He had parked at the southwest corner of 37th Avenue and 75th Street and saw a large tractor trailer double-parked on 75th Street on the north side of 37th Avenue next to the Trade Fair. Dromm, who said he has been trying to stem the preponderance of double-parking trucks in the congested neighborhood, took out his cell phone and began to take pictures from the northwest corner of the intersection.

Ed Faico, a buyer for Trade Fair, said in defense of Muriel that the spot where he parked had once been a loading zone.

“If we had the loading zone here, this wouldn’t have occurred,” Faico said.

Dromm said when Muriel saw him, he yelled at him multiple times not to take his picture. When Muriel tried to get the phone, Dromm held it above his head. Muriel then pulled the phone out of Dromm’s hand, smacking him in the jaw and neck in the process, then pushed Dromm hard in the chest, the councilman said.


Anonymous said...

bitch slapped by a hunky truck driver.

Isn't S&M the best?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this was one of those illegal 53' trucks?

It's interesting how the issue can be double parking, but no one gives a rat's but about enforcing the 53' regulations...

Anonymous said...

I don't know WHAT to think about this.

On one hand, I see a politician actually trying to do something outside the box regarding a serious quality of life issue.
On the other hand, I see two absoute fools running around a very busy street, fighting over a cellphone like children.

Auntie Invasion said...

this is what happens when you encourage illegal aliens to invade your neighborhood. shut down that supermarket.

Anonymous said...

Good work cm dromm ! keep your district clean and stand up for your rights.

Anonymous said...

Getting paid $108,000+ yr for a P/T job
and he has nothing better to do then harass a guy who actually works for a living.

Dromm says he isn't afraid of anybody, yet he yelled "Help" like a little girl,LOL.

Anonymous said...

haha this CLOWN did this to me today.. fortunately I wasn't dumb enough to hit him .. if he would have just asked me nicely to move the van I would have done so , instead he took pictures like an 8 year old.. we as drivers and route owners take the risk everyday of getting tickets , it's part of the job ... but to have someone take photos and yell to "leave here and never come back" is just childish and if he keeps it up I would not be suprised if it happens again.. your a "politician" act like one... or maybe he was? LOL

Anonymous said...

Those trucks are terrible. They block the whole street. It is one thing to make a delivery; we all get that. It is another to brazenly stop and sit there as they often do. I support Danny Dromm!

Anonymous said...

Assuult +petit larceny = robbery. if property is removed from your person,it is grand larceny.both felonies!!!Looks like another compstat downgrade!

Anonymous said...

Bring back the gay porn movie house
at the old Earle Theater.

The only banging into each other
that will be occurring, will be at nearby Vaseline Alley.

This was far better than those noisy, brutish, polluting delivery trucks cramming our streets.

Anonymous said...

title of photo op : "YOU CAN'T TOUCH THIS "

Anonymous said...

That whole area's become
the shit hole of Calcutta.