Sunday, July 28, 2013
Problems once again at public pools
From A Walk in the Park:
Police and Park Enforcement Patrol officers working in and around the city pools not only had to battle stiffing temperatures during the heat wave last week but also unruly patrons.
The NYPD arrested at least 13 people in Parks Department pool related incidents NYC Park Advocates has learned.
The charges ranged from Inciting A Riot, Resisting Arrest, Gang Assault, Robbery, Assault, Criminal Possession of A Weapon.
Several pools were temporarily closed to quell the violence and more than a dozen lockers were robbed.
Nice Astoria Pool report here. But my favorite is this one:
Police arrested a Washington Heights woman who created quite a disturbance when she refused to go quietly after putting on a show for pool patrons. According to law enforcement sources, Raiz Nunez, 21, was wearing a pink thong bathing suit with white sandals and dancing, shaking her behind while holding on to a railing in the deep end treating it like a stripper pole. The audience chanted as she gyrated and encouraged adults, and then children to smack her behind which some obliged.
The incident prompted some patrons with children to leave and caused a larger crowd to gather.
"She thought she was on the pole, and this would get her some attention and it did," said an officer at the scene.
She was asked to leave. Things escalated while she was being escorted out by police and PEP officers attempting to remove her from the premises.
"She was saying that she looks good and 'you are all just jealous that's why you're doing this.' She looked liked SpongeBob SquarePants," said an officer referring to the woman's apparent non hour-glass figure.
So for all those people who you hear saying, "I wish there was a free public pool in my neighborhood!"
Trust me, you really don't want one.