POLICE BEAT

Man not throwing away his shot on bus

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We all get a little frustrated sometimes riding the bus. But shooting off a handgun isn’t a good way to blow off some steam.

Yet that’s what happened March 24 when a man walked off the Bx9 bus near West Kingsbridge Road and Kingsbridge Terrace, and fired a single shot from a gun, police said. 

A witness told police the man was carrying a black handgun, possibly with an extended magazine. No one was reported hurt or killed in the incident.

Authorities are investigating, and have a lead. They’re looking for a Black male with dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and white sneakers.

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Drivers with no manners

When some people hit another car, they pull over and exchange insurance information. Others just drive away.

One is the right thing to do, police said. The other is actually against the law. And it was the latter for the driver of a 2014 Honda Accord, rear-ended while cruising southbound on the Major Deegan Expressway on Feb. 11, near the corner of West 230th Street. 

The Honda’s driver was taken to the hospital, police said, although it wasn’t clear what injuries he had sustained, if any. Police have little information on the other car, but they continue to investigate.

The Honda driver wasn’t alone. The very next day, another driver at least had the courtesy to pull over after hitting a car, only to then drive away, too. 

Police said this accident took place on Van Cortlandt Avenue West around 10 a.m., involving a 2008 Lexus and a grey Jeep. 

While both vehicles stopped to assess the damage near Van Cortlandt Park, the Jeep reportedly took off before exchanging insurance information.

There were no injuries.

Besides the vehicle description, investigators have few, if any, other leads.