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(NYPost)   Brooklyn's biggest curmudgeon finally gets caught after calling 911 too many times on Williamsburg hipsters. Can you really blame him?   (nypost.com) divider line 40
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2013-01-05 04:11:21 PM
It was either this or suffer a voice loss from yelling "Get off my lawn" repeatedly.

Obviously, he chose poorly.
 
2013-01-05 04:30:41 PM

Apos: It was either this or suffer a voice loss from yelling "Get off my lawn" repeatedly.


Considering that in Williamsburg, all grass was either banned or used for pesticide testing over the past 150 years,, I doubt there was much lawn to get off of. Maybe it was more like "get off my chewing gum spotted sidewalk".

Whatever. I am just glad i don't live there anymore. Sound like this dude is one of the really old holdouts from the brooding, blissful halcyon days where cars were regularly set on fire in the streets and the crunch of crack vials underfoot was a sure sign you had returned home to the Burg.

Good times, good times.

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2013-01-05 04:35:27 PM
I would buy this man a beer... or six.
/just to listen
/was in a Munich beer house once with a guy who had a mariners tat on his arm from WW II..

Submariner.. oh the stories
 
2013-01-05 05:15:04 PM
Damn hipsters!
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With their hippin' and their hoppin' and their bippin' and their boppin', they don't know what the jazz is all about. Y'seeeee!!!
 
2013-01-05 05:51:26 PM
Why Yes, I can blame him.
 
2013-01-05 05:53:36 PM
So, instead of calling legitimate noise complaints, he decided to call in false reports of gunshots and bombings???
 
2013-01-05 05:54:09 PM
What kind of noise do hipsters make? Is it that constant whine of, "I was into x before it was cool"?
 
2013-01-05 05:54:34 PM
Reminds me of the joke-

Roger Gresse, an elderly man, from Zanesville, OH, was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed. Roger opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.

He phoned the police, who asked, "Is someone in your house?"

He said "No," but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me."

Then the police dispatcher said. "All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available."

Roger said, "Okay."

He hung up the phone and counted to 30.

Then he phoned the police again.

"Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I just shot them," and he hung up.

Within five minutes, six police cars, a SWAT team, a helicopter, two fire trucks, a paramedic, and an ambulance showed up at the Gresse residence, and caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the policemen said to Roger, "I thought you said that you'd shot them!"

Roger said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"
 
2013-01-05 05:55:21 PM
Sol Rosenberg?
 
2013-01-05 05:57:46 PM
In his defense, it is highly unusual for New York City to have noisy streets.
 
2013-01-05 06:04:58 PM
He lives on the second floor over a coffee shop a few doors off the heart of Bedford Avenue. Has to be louder than hell there.
 
2013-01-05 06:07:21 PM

tricycleracer: Sol Rosenberg?


I'll bring my shoes and my glasses, so I will have them.
 
2013-01-05 06:08:19 PM

"Hurson later listened to a recording of the 911 call, and said he recognized Segna's distinctive voice and speech impediment.

For the most part, though, cops considered the 6-foot, 300-pound Segna more of a "gentle giant" than a menace."



Are we sure his alias isn't Tony Rocky Horror and he used to give out foot massages?

 
2013-01-05 06:13:04 PM
"Louis Segna, 51, a single, lifelong resident of Williamsburg, often griped about noise at community-precinct meetings, police added."

His stay at Rikers Island is going to change that single status.
 
2013-01-05 06:16:32 PM
But cops never realized until recently that he was behind the flurry of unfounded 911 calls, which began about two years ago.

How is that even possible? Was he running all over the city making calls from burners? I can't see a scenario where a crotchety old man could manage to pull this off anonymously for 2 years unless Chief Wiggum transferred to Brooklyn recently.
 
2013-01-05 06:18:10 PM
I know that people like to complain about hipsters, and so do I (in jest), but in my many years of living in neighborhoods alongside of hipsters and thugs, I can say that a hipster has never broken into my car, waved weapons at me, shot at people on my street, set my friend's car on fire or broken into my apartment and stole my shiat, unlike the thugs, who have, so I think I have to go with the hipsters here.
 
2013-01-05 06:21:37 PM
get off his mashuganuh

/shakes tightly clenched fist.
 
2013-01-05 06:29:08 PM

Ikam: I know that people like to complain about hipsters, and so do I (in jest), but in my many years of living in neighborhoods alongside of hipsters and thugs, I can say that a hipster has never broken into my car, waved weapons at me, shot at people on my street, set my friend's car on fire or broken into my apartment and stole my shiat, unlike the thugs, who have, so I think I have to go with the hipsters here.


True,I'll take smugger over mugger any day.
 
2013-01-05 06:31:02 PM

Ikam: I know that people like to complain about hipsters, and so do I (in jest), but in my many years of living in neighborhoods alongside of hipsters and thugs, I can say that a hipster has never broken into my car, waved weapons at me, shot at people on my street, set my friend's car on fire or broken into my apartment and stole my shiat, unlike the thugs, who have, so I think I have to go with the hipsters here.


DING DING!
 
2013-01-05 06:31:31 PM

Ikam: I know that people like to complain about hipsters, and so do I (in jest), but in my many years of living in neighborhoods alongside of hipsters and thugs, I can say that a hipster has never broken into my car, waved weapons at me, shot at people on my street, set my friend's car on fire or broken into my apartment and stole my shiat, unlike the thugs, who have, so I think I have to go with the hipsters here.


Exactly. In a bad neighborhood, a hipster is wonderful, because a hipster occupies street space that would otherwise be filled by even less-desirable varieties of assholes.
 
2013-01-05 06:53:40 PM

Ikam: I know that people like to complain about hipsters, and so do I (in jest), but in my many years of living in neighborhoods alongside of hipsters and thugs, I can say that a hipster has never broken into my car, waved weapons at me, shot at people on my street, set my friend's car on fire or broken into my apartment and stole my shiat, unlike the thugs, who have, so I think I have to go with the hipsters here.


But they have ironically looked down upon you. That is infinitely worse than getting mugged by a thug!

:-D
 
2013-01-05 07:01:04 PM
a bunch of crotchety old people tried pulling this crap in Park Slope a few years ago. they got tried to shut down a popular bar in the area, even enlisted the help of a rival bar owner to shut the place down. didn't work, thankfully.
 
2013-01-05 07:01:47 PM
"Police tracked the cell number to Segna, and were shocked to find it had been responsible for 403 prank calls over the past two years."

Really? Two years... 400 calls... and they hadn't done this yet?
 
2013-01-05 07:03:29 PM
Segna would usually whine about the loudness of people talking outside, particularly at night. But it's not his first run-in with the law. He was busted in the early '90s for having homemade explosive devices at the same Williamsburg address, as well as a rifle, court papers state.

OK so the neighborhood locals think he's certifiably crazy, goes apeshiat hearing things that aren't there, and has been caught before with homemade weapons. Do we really need a followup thread when he really loses it and blows up his own building, or can this guy get some help, new meds, or put in an asylum? I wouldn't be comfortable knowing he lived within a block of me.
 
2013-01-05 07:21:00 PM
Guiliano invoked 911 on who now?
 
2013-01-05 07:22:46 PM
In the 80's, I was chased by guys with lead pipes on Bedford Ave. They were not hipsters.
 
2013-01-05 07:23:25 PM
He should turn it into a game. Bait a fishhook with a can of PBR, dangle from window.
 
2013-01-05 07:58:24 PM

fredklein: Reminds me of the joke-

Roger Gresse, an elderly man, from Zanesville, OH, was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed. Roger opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.

He phoned the police, who asked, "Is someone in your house?"

He said "No," but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me."

Then the police dispatcher said. "All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available."

Roger said, "Okay."

He hung up the phone and counted to 30.

Then he phoned the police again.

"Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I just shot them," and he hung up.

Within five minutes, six police cars, a SWAT team, a helicopter, two fire trucks, a paramedic, and an ambulance showed up at the Gresse residence, and caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the policemen said to Roger, "I thought you said that you'd shot them!"

Roger said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"


Stupid pigs, ranking emergency calls by severity.

I'll bet you REALLY hate E.R.s.

Triage?! How dare they!
 
2013-01-05 09:09:26 PM

Smackledorfer: Stupid pigs, ranking emergency calls by severity.


There's a difference between "No one available" and "no one wants to put down their doughnut for such a minor issue".
 
2013-01-05 10:03:46 PM

fredklein: Smackledorfer: Stupid pigs, ranking emergency calls by severity.

There's a difference between "No one available" and "no one wants to put down their doughnut for such a minor issue".


The difference being that one is real and one is imaginary.
 
2013-01-05 11:22:56 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-05 11:55:15 PM
New York is full of this kind of dysfunctional human farkups. I lived in that part of the world for 18 years and have to go back there for business in February. I am dreading it because the negative energy envelops you the second you get off the plane and clings to you like a greasy film until you get on the plane back.
 
2013-01-06 01:28:34 AM

i upped my meds-up yours: New York is full of this kind of dysfunctional human farkups. I lived in that part of the world for 18 years and have to go back there for business in February. I am dreading it because the negative energy envelops you the second you get off the plane and clings to you like a greasy film until you get on the plane back.


EVERYWHERE has them. They're just more condensed in NYC.

I worked an election in a small town in MI and the summer-house-of-a-supporter I was staying in didn't have internet. So I often stayed at the office til midnight or later. The cops came multiple times to make sure I was legit (yeah, nice to have sirens and or lights outside a campaign headquarters / small business) just because the f--king lights were on and my car was parked there.
 
2013-01-06 01:31:40 AM
Also:

I used to be with it. But then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems weird and strange.

/IT'LL HAPPEN TO YOU!
 
2013-01-06 01:32:36 AM

fanbladesaresharp: Segna would usually whine about the loudness of people talking outside, particularly at night. But it's not his first run-in with the law. He was busted in the early '90s for having homemade explosive devices at the same Williamsburg address, as well as a rifle, court papers state.

OK so the neighborhood locals think he's certifiably crazy, goes apeshiat hearing things that aren't there, and has been caught before with homemade weapons. Do we really need a followup thread when he really loses it and blows up his own building, or can this guy get some help, new meds, or put in an asylum? I wouldn't be comfortable knowing he lived within a block of me.


He'll never move because he likely lives in a rent controlled apartment, which also makes him a bit of a protected class in NYC. Good luck being able to institutionalize him.
 
2013-01-06 04:29:28 AM

fredklein: So, instead of calling legitimate noise complaints, he decided to call in false reports of gunshots and bombings???


I'm guessing the cops stopped showing up for his noise complaints.

Unless the noise is a gunshot, it's not really going to do anything. The cops will show up, knock, say be quiet, and leave.
 
2013-01-06 04:33:46 AM

i upped my meds-up yours: New York is full of this kind of dysfunctional human farkups. I lived in that part of the world for 18 years and have to go back there for business in February. I am dreading it because the negative energy envelops you the second you get off the plane and clings to you like a greasy film until you get on the plane back.


They're not more plentiful, just more visible. Ask any cop to tell you a story about a freak they had to deal with. They're usually hilarious with a tinge of sadness.
 
2013-01-06 11:30:14 AM

farkingismybusiness: Damn hipsters!
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With their hippin' and their hoppin' and their bippin' and their boppin', they don't know what the jazz is all about. Y'seeeee!!!


jazz is like kodak film
no wait it's like jello pudding pops
 
2013-01-06 12:00:39 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: i upped my meds-up yours: New York is full of this kind of dysfunctional human farkups. I lived in that part of the world for 18 years and have to go back there for business in February. I am dreading it because the negative energy envelops you the second you get off the plane and clings to you like a greasy film until you get on the plane back.

EVERYWHERE has them. They're just more condensed in NYC.


That's where part of the greasy film comes from. NYC also makes an unusually large percentage of people like fat single phone crank guy, for many, many reasons.
 
2013-01-07 04:54:41 PM

i upped my meds-up yours: New York is full of this kind of dysfunctional human farkups. I lived in that part of the world for 18 years and have to go back there for business in February. I am dreading it because the negative energy envelops you the second you get off the plane and clings to you like a greasy film until you get on the plane back.



Hey, we get it, you couldn't hack it here. Not everyone is strong enough to.
 
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