Thursday, May 12, 2016

Man Caught Damaging 18 Cars At Pier 40


By Geoffrey Croft

An emotionally disturbed man went on a rampage, smashing cars last month on Pier 40, NYC Park Advocates has learned. 

The man was seen hitting cars with a brick and ripping  off license plates at 3:00 in the morning on April 29th at the Hudson River Park facility near West Street.   He was spotted by a security guard at a nearby parking facility. 

NYPD arrested Juan Hernandez, 29, of W. 184th Street. 

He was charged with 18 counts of Criminal Mischief, 1 count of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle , two counts of Auto-Stripping and 1 count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. 

The perpetrator was transported to Bellevue Hospital for psychological evaluation. 

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