Thursday, November 30, 2017

Brooklyn man accused of punching ex before leading cops on a chase through the East Village

A Brooklyn man was arrested last night after leading police on a 10-block chase through the East Village.

According to the Daily News, Brandon Morrison, 28, apparently got into an argument with his former girlfriend while driving her to the Best Buy on Union Square around 7 p.m.

An NYPD spokesperson said that Morrison then punched and choked the woman.

To the News:

She tried to escape at the corner of E. 12th St. and First Ave., and he floored it to Second Ave. as she hung out of his car, cops said.

The woman managed to escape and flag down a cab, but Morrison tried to pull her back into his vehicle and grabbed her bag, police said.

By then, witnesses were gathering, and two officers approached them. Morrison threw his former flame’s purse at one of the cops and sped away, authorities said.

Morrison was apprehended on Second Street and First Avenue.

A video a witness to the arrest took shows Morrison claiming that the woman used pepper spray on him.

He was charged with robbery, assault, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal obstruction of breathing, unlawful imprisonment and reckless driving.

Updated 12/1

The Daily News has a follow-up article, reporting that Morrison was held on $20,000 bail. He is also on probation for wire services fraud in Pennsylvania, per the DA's office.


Anonymous said...

Why would someone drive from Brooklyn to go to a Best Buy in Union Square, rather than go to any of the half dozen Best Buys in Brooklyn? A poster child for why there ought to be tolls on the bridges/congestion pricing (wholly apart from punishing this moron for his actual crimes, which I do not mean to minimize).

Giovanni said...

This would have never happened had they just used public transportation.

Anonymous said...

What an ignorant comment above. There could be a number of reasons why he was driving her there. Maybe he was on his way somewhere. Maybe they were already in the city. Maybe they were the only Best Buy with a particular item. Maybe they were headed upstate after. No use in your comment, Mr. 3:46PM!

Anonymous said...

@3:46pm: I don't know why, but they might have had a perfectly good reason that we don't happen to know about; maybe the item they needed was out of stock in Brooklyn, or whatever - it doesn't matter!

That's NOT a reason for you to bring up congestion pricing re: a story about a WOMAN BEING ASSAULTED.

Please be so kind as to NOT detract/distract from the truly horrible things that happened to the female victim in this case. She could have been killed.

Anonymous said...

Yes, thank you for pointing out that you are minimizing his crimes by going into a mini-tirade about traffic congestion and a call for congestion pricing.

Eden Bee said...

He sounds like a winner. What a prize. Glad she got out of that car in one piece.

Anonymous said...

Where did he think he was gonna go? This is not Southern California pal.