Three 15-year-old boys playing handball in Sara Roosevelt Park last night at around 7:40 p.m. were approached by a group of six men and one woman. According to the NYPD, the group brandished a pistol and demanded that the teenagers empty their pockets. When they refused, the boys were shot with pepper spray, and the assailants ran.
The three boys were later treated for minor injuries and released, and the police are still searching for the would-be robbers. Sarah Roosevelt is usually well-lit and packed on a Saturday night, as intramural teams use the soccer fields and basketball courts. Despite it being a guaranteed rat paradise, it's also one of our favorite spots to much on dumplings, and is an excellent place to catch bike polo.