Video: NYPD Makes An Assault Bust In Gravesend (Corrected)

UPDATE (11:55 a.m.): Looks like our original report was off the mark (and we’ve altered the headline to reflect as much). The incident above emerged from a dispute over money, with one arrest.

Shortly before 2:00 p.m., a 42-year-old man and a 45-year-old man began arguing over money. According to a police source, the 45-year-old man pulled an “unknown weapon” and struck the other man, causing lacerations to the victim.

When police arrived on scene, the perp resisted arrest by flailing his arms, causing the cops to draw their firearms. He was ultimately arrested for assault and resisting arrest, and the victim was treated for the cuts to his head.

Original story:

Both a would-be burglar and an overzealous homeowner were arrested by police yesterday afternoon on West 10th Street near Highlawn Avenue, and reader Arthur Borko caught the collar on video.

According to Borko, the burglar may have chosen the wrong house to break into. It appears the homeowner was on-site during the break-in or arrived shortly thereafter, then drew a firearm to defend his property.

In the video, taken at around 2:10 p.m., you see police with guns drawn detaining a man on the ground. Borko said he thought the man was the homeowner, and you see another man kick him in the head while he’s on the floor. Someone was taken away in a stretcher – Borko said he believed it to be the homeowner, but is uncertain.

Viewer beware: in addition to the violence, the video contains some foul language.

We are awaiting details from the NYPD.