Pro Tip: if you're going to haul your pot stash AND a loaded gun around with you while you're traversing the city, you should probably go ahead and invest in a Metrocard. Turnstile freeloader Tyrell Thomas was nabbed in a Brooklyn subway station yesterday evening with those two items on him. Could the turnstile have had some "unexplainable" affect that blocked the oxygen to his brain?
Officer Renjith Menon, a three-year NYPD veteran, saw two suspicious men enter the same turnstile simultaneously while he was on a routine patrol in the Bergen Street station on the border of Prospect Heights and Park Slope around 6 p.m. yesterday. When he approached them, they fled, but he was able to nab 16-year-old Thomas. Thomas then allegedly tried to maneuver his cuffed hands towards his front waistband, where he had a loaded .380 semiautomatic weapon.
Later, it was found that Thomas had a stash of marijuana hidden in his left sock. He has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, obstructing governmental administration, unlawful possession of marijuana, and disorderly conduct.