We are quite used to people being robbed in McCarren Park, it happens almost every week. However, usually when someone gets robbed in McCarren Park the thief also happens to be in McCarren Park. Not anymore. We now have a thief who decided to just be lazy, order some food from Seamless, and call in the robbery from home. From Brooklyn Paper:
The 24-year-old victim told police she was walking her dog through the park at noon when she got a call from a man with an accent. The man said he was holding the victim’s mother hostage, and if she didn’t do what he said, he would kill her mother. The man demanded that she buy him prepaid phone cards and tell him the pin numbers of the cards.
While he was still on the phone, the victim went to a Duane Reed and purchased the cards and told him the numbers. He then told her to go home take naked pictures of herself and send them to him via text message. At that point, the woman hung up the phone and called her mother, who said she had not been kidnapped.