Subway shooter that killed a Goldman Sachs worker on his way to brunch weeks after being bailed out for theft car
Andrew Abdullah shot and killed Daniel Enriquez in an unexplained attack on May 19
Andrew Abdullah shot and killed Daniel Enriquez in an unexplained attack on the subway on May 19.
Weeks earlier, a judge had released Abdullah without bail despite attempting to steal a car.
Prosecutors asked the judge to keep him behind bars on $15,000 bail, but the judge – Leigh Cheng – denied their request and released him.
He killed Enriquez on a Q train bound for Manhattan and turned himself in to the NYPD days later after an unsuccessful attempt.
A criminal who smeared feces on a woman’s face was released on bail after assaulting someone in a shop
Frank Abrokwa smeared feces on a woman’s face weeks after he was rescued after hitting someone on a subway platform
Just a week before the horrific subway attack, Frank Abrokwa was arrested for allegedly threatening a hardware store clerk with a screwdriver, but was released without bail.
The 37-year-old was also arrested on January 7 for allegedly hitting a 30-year-old man on a subway platform at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue and on February 5 for assaulting a 53-year-old man in the Port had struck the authority’s bus station.
But every time, thanks to New York’s lax new bail bond reform, the career criminal didn’t have to post bail and was released.
A few days after Abrokwa threatened the store employee during a robbery, he reportedly lunged at the woman at the East 241st Street subway station on February 21 and smeared feces on her face
Homeless Christmas tree arsonist with 20-year criminal record
Craig Tamanaha, 49, exits Manhattan Criminal Court and turns cameras after a hearing for the incident in which he burned down a Christmas tree outside Fox Studios in December 2021
Last year, Craig Tamanaha lit the Christmas tree in front of FOX News. Fortunatly nobody was hurt.
Tamanaha had a long criminal record and had been released on bail weeks earlier at the time
Weeks before the incident, Tamanaha allegedly blitzed Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial court, according to a December criminal complaint.
The 49-year-old has a tenured criminal record of at least 20 years and two states and was arrested last month for exposing himself outside of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial in the city.
In 2002, Tamanaha, then 30, was arrested in Abilene, Texas for public intoxication.
Between 2017 and 2018, he was arrested three times and charged with drunkenness in public, burglary and resisting arrest.
A Queens man who had a history of assaulting children turned over the stroller
Christopher Elder, 31, (pictured)
Christopher Elder, 31, was charged with overturning a three-year-old girl’s stroller in March.
The little girl was taken for a walk in her stroller by her grandmother in the Bronx.
She sustained injuries to her face and body and required hospital treatment.
It wasn’t the first time he had hurt a child.
On Dec. 11, the 31-year-old was charged with throwing a nine-year-old girl on the ground in the same Queens neighborhood, the Post reported.
“He took away the confidence I had as a woman and a single mother of two to go out there. Now I don’t feel comfortable walking alone like I used to do with my kids. I watch my back all the time,” the mother of the alleged assault told NBC New York in December.
She said she was also struck by Elder as she instinctively protected her daughter from an attack by the 31-year-old.
‘Pro booster’ arrested 101 times, target store targeted in Upper East Side
Michelle Kelley, 41, is said to have confessed to authorities that she is a “professional booster,” according to the New York Post.
“You stop my rush,” she told the police after her 97th arrest, according to the newspaper.
Her favorite store was Manhattan’s Upper East Side Target Store.
McKelly kept her crimes at Petit Larceny, which is a no-prison offense after the law went into effect in 2020.
She was eventually held on $5,000 bail after her 101st arrest for second-degree assault after allegedly kicking, biting, clawing and spitting at two NYPD officers on July 30 while trying to get paper towels from a Duane Reade in Harlem.
Brooklyn burglar breaks into a dozen homes and businesses for three months
The sticky finger Charles Wold, 59, told the New York Post he was “grateful” for bail reform because “I’m too old to go to jail. I’m way too old. I can not.’
According to the newspaper, Wold broke into 10 stores in Brooklyn and Manhattan within three months.
He struck three other spots near his home in upscale Park Slope and was eventually put behind bars.
Prosecutors told the judge that $10,000 bail was the only way to ensure he would appear in court after skipping his appearances on two pending cases and violating probation, the Post said .
Queens shoplifter faltered and robbed the same Walgreens pharmacy 23 times
Dubbed the “Man of Steal” by the New York Post, Isaac Rodriguez went into a thieving bank and made 47 arrests for retail theft.
A Walgreens in Jackson Heights, Queens reportedly became a favorite spot. According to the NYPD, he was arrested 23 times while picking up food shakes, skin care lotion, toothpaste and sanitary towels.
His nonviolent offense kept him out of jail for a while, but he broke a restraining order and returned to a Walgreens in Corona, Queens, after allegedly stealing from the store 13 times, according to the Post. That score landed him behind bars on $15,000 bail.
Macy’s Bandit with a fondness for Tommy Hilfiger clothes
Nolan Gonzalez, aka “GoGo,” stole $350 worth of Tommy Hilfiger clothing from Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square in May.
Gonzalez became such a frequent offender at the department store that Macy’s issued a “trespassing notice” on him to prevent him from returning to one of their stores, according to the New York Post.
Police hit him with grand theft, burglary and criminal possession of stolen property, but Manhattan prosecutors reduced the charges and he was released without bail, according to the newspaper.