New York: California man pistol-whipped by fake panhandler in Brooklyn

Posted on August 15, 2013 • Filed under: Tourist Attacked, Tourist Injured, Tourist Robbed, United-States

The New York Daily News reports that a California man who just moved to Brooklyn was brutally pistol-whipped while trying to make change for a creep pretending to be a panhandler, according to court papers. Meredith Lambson, 34, asked victim Scott McFarland for directions and change for a dollar about 3 p.m. Sunday on Norman Ave. in Greenpoint. As McFarland began to look for coins, Lambson allegedly pulled out a 9-mm. handgun and smacked him in the face. Read article

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