Last night, Sunday, 7/14, approximately 7:15 pm, female spotted a male in her front yard at 58 #'s on 59th Street in Maspeth. When she confronted him, he said he was collecting bottles. Believe it or not, female gave him bottles!
Male went to adjacent yard, hopped fence into another yard, threw bottles female gave him in a dumpster and broke rear door's glass window. He injured his leg when fleeing the scene and headed up Grand Avenue. 104th responded - investigation ongoing. Perpetrator is described as a male white, possibly Polish.
PLEASE call 911 if a stranger enters your property! The person, just like in this case, might be a burglar - not a bottle collector!! Please pass this on to others in the community and ask them to be on the lookout.
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association