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Downtown Brooklyn cops say fare beater was packing heat — and crack

Officers (from left to right) Binstock, Ozuk and Rankin found turnstile jumper arm
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A habitual turnstile jumper is behind bars Friday morning after being caught in the act again and this time he was packing heat, the NYPD says.

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<p>Nine-year veteran Soner Ozuk was patrolling the A and C line with rookies Thomas Binstock and Dereck Rankin when they saw the alleged fare beater make his move at Brooklyn’s High Street station.</p>
<p>The Transit District 30 cops from the 84th precinct nabbed the jumper and when they ran him through the system Thursday night, found he had a habit of breaking the law, cops said.</p>
<p>And this time, there was a whole lot more going on with 32-year-old Damien Brunson.</p>
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Crack and weed were found in his pockets and a larger bag of the smokeable blow was later found in his shorts.

And in the Schenectady, NY man’s backpack was a Smith and Wesson .38 revolver with six rounds loaded, cops report.

Brunson was charged with:

  • Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance,
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon- Loaded Firearm,
  • Theft of Service,
  • Violation of Local Law,
  • and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.

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