Two Brooklyn men have serious beef with the NYPD. They allege that two cops tried to steal a bag of White Castle burgers that was their rightful property.
The suit against the police department also claims that the cops beat them with flashlights for refusing to give up the goods, the New York Daily News reports.
The incident took place on Halloween of 2012 in Coney Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Plaintiffs Danny Maisonet and Kenneth Glover were getting out of a cab when the two police officers approached them.
The officers said they suspected the men of looting a Neptune Ave. supermarket, according to their lawyer, Robert Marinelli. That’s when the cops demanded the fast food, says the suit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.
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Glover and Maisonet refused to turn over their burgers. Then the cops struck them with their flashlights and handcuffed them, charging them with disorderly conduct and obstructing government administration—not looting.
Though Officer Angelo Pizzarro swore in the complaint that the men had stood in officers’ way as they went after looters, the charges were eventually dropped.
Sources: New York Daily News