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There are 8 million stories in the Naked City, and some of them are stories you know are serious but you nevertheless can't resist, you know, smiling at. Possibly even guffawing. Like this story from our Crime Watch team. -- Ken
Offered without further comment, except maybe to underscore the line: "It was unknown what type of cheese it was or what the argument was about, police said."
UPPER EAST SIDE and ROOSEVELT ISLAND Crime and Mayhem
Man Chucks Block of Cheese at Morton Williams Shopper, Police Say
Updated January 9, 2017 8:29am
The Morton Williams at 1066 Third Ave.
UPPER EAST SIDE -- A man threw a block of cheese at a Morton Williams shopper during an argument outside the grocery store Wednesday night, police said.
Barry Bernstein, 62, got into a argument with a 38-year-old Brooklyn man, who was about to enter the 1066 Third Ave. store near 73rd Street just before 9 p.m., according to a police report.
During the dispute, Bernstein threw a block of cheese at the man's stomach causing "substantial pain," police said.
It was unknown what type of cheese it was or what the argument was about, police said.
Bernstein was charged with assault and harassment and was released without bail. He's due back in court on Feb. 22, records show.
His attorney did not immediately return a call for comment.