[Editor’s Note: It’s a sad fact that there will always be a few punks who would rather take than earn. These kids were holding people up with scissors, but they easily could have had knives. It’s your responsibility to protect yourself until the cops arrive.]
Two 15-year-old girls threatened to stab people with scissors if they didn’t hand over their cell phones and wallets in a Washington Heights park, police said.
The teen muggers were part of a group of four youths that police said pulled scissors on a man near the Fort Tryon Park playground just after 2 p.m. on June 2. According to police, the victim, 47, was in the park when he was approached by two males and two females. One of the males eyed the man’s iPhone, going so far as to say “nice phone” before demanding he give it up, police said.
That’s when one of the girls drew a large pair of scissors and threatened to stab the man, who picked up a stick to try to defend himself, according to police. The teens scattered after another man intervened.
Just minutes later, the group confronted a 24-year-old woman sitting on a park bench, with one of the girls placing the victim in a chokehold…