Gerritsen Beach once again lived up to its reputation as one of the worst Halloween Mischief neighborhoods in Brooklyn. It was an evening of: Â Eggs, Shaving Cream and Toilet Paper.
Since this Halloween fell on a Saturday, neighbors and trick or treaters alike didnâ€™t know what to expect, but were very glad to see the 61st precinct out very early confiscating eggs and shaving cream from local teens. The officers (above) patrolled for a many hours stopping kids on the avenue and courts confiscating shaving cream & eggs, and searching bags whenever they could.
Just like years past, Â the usual large groups formed in front Victoras and across from New Dutch. Â Some of the stupider, braver, older, kids (21+), when â€œrearmedâ€, would make their way across the street to the softball fields every now and then in preparation to egg traffic. The softball field provides a very quick getaway into the weeds if confronted with police or angry John Q citizen.
This same group pelted a NYPD Auxiliary van as it drove by causing a chase between Auxiliary and 61st Precinct officers. The chase did not result in any apprehensions.
Later in the evening everything was getting hitâ€¦. from random cars, FedEx trucks, buses, deliveries, even a State DEC (investigating ETO?) marked car was pelted with a few eggs, Â they threw on their lights and sirens which dispersed the crowd.
One woman did confront (rightly so)teens she believed to have hit her car with a pumpkin and eggs.(above)
As far as we at GerritsenBeach.net know the B31 was not shut down. However, one a few buses did bring themselves out of service because they couldnâ€™t see out of their windshield, due to eggs.
The 61st precinct did a good job this year considering the attitudes and youth they were up against.