Cops said today they charged a man with stealing an iPad after he asked officers in a subway station, "Why are you guys looking at me like I just stole this iPad?"
According to police, about 3 p.m. yesterday, a 25-year-old woman reported an iPad stolen from the Mulberry Street store where she works.
She had left it on the counter, she said, and according to cops, Kevin Chavis, 22, came into the store, grabbed the iPad and ran out toward Houston Street.
Two Transit Anti-Terrorism Unit cops, Sergeant Antoine Ducret and his partner, Officer Joseph Dellauniversita, searched for the suspect in the Bleecker Street and Lafayette Street subway station, where cops said they saw Chavis exiting the train with an iPad.
As Chavis left the train and saw officers staring at him, cops say he asked, "Why are you guys looking at me like I just stole this iPad?"
Then, cops said, Chavis fled, and officers chased him and caught him after an apparent scuffle.
Chavis was taken to the hospital and treated for cuts and abrasions to his legs and arms.
Officer Dellauniversita was taken to the hospital as well, suffering a broken wrist, along with cuts to his legs and arms, according to the NYPD.
Cops charged Chavis with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, petit larceny and criminal mischief.