A thief grabbed a pineapple and grapes from an Upper East Side grocery store at Lexington and 96th, then stole a knitted hat off a woman's head to disguise himself as he tried to flee, according to the Post.
Ronald York, 46, of Harlem walked into the fruit store on Lexington Avenue at East 96th Street at 4:50 p.m. on Jan. 7 and was seen grabbing the fruit by a worker, the sources said. The employee stopped York as he allegedly tried to leave without paying. York then produced a champagne bottle and swung it at the worker but missed, cops said. As York ran away, he allegedly discarded the stolen fruit and snatched the hat from a woman who was passing by. But responding cops quickly nabbed him on Park Avenue at 95th Street.
Daily Blotter [NY Post]