GREENPOINT, NY (WPIX)—In what is surely the NYC equivalent of being hit by lightening, a Brooklyn City Councilman discovered Sunday that his headquarters had been vandalized and his car stolen in apparently unrelated, nearly simultaneous crimes.
A detective from the 84th precinct woke up Councilman Stephen Levin (D) around 5:40 a.m. and informed him that a man was under arrest for breaking into the politician's Boerum Hill office.
"I put on my shoes, ran downstairs and said I'd be (there) in a couple of minutes . . . and then the second whammy," Levin said. "I took a few minutes, looked around the block and it was true, my car had been stolen."
Police had received a call about a burglary at Levin’s office early that morning, and when they pulled up, they found the suspect still inside. The man was reportedly in the act of stealing a flat-screen TV and a computer.
The suspect who stole Levin’s car, however, is still on the loose.
"You have to wonder, do you think you've been targeted? well no, this is just an unforunate coincidence," Levin said.