Officers (from left to right) Binstock, Ozuk and Rankin found turnstile jumper armNYPD

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.


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.

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.

And this time, there was a whole lot more going on with 32-year-old Damien Brunson.

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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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