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Bloomberg's Car Stolen, Aide Beaten By Thieves
wcbstv.com ^ | Oct 18, 2006 | AP

Posted on 10/18/2006 3:07:00 PM PDT by Main Street

Bloomberg's Car Stolen, Aide Beaten By Thieves

(AP) NEW YORK A personal employee of Mayor Michael Bloomberg was beaten by thieves who then carjacked the billionaire's car Wednesday morning in New Jersey, authorities said.

The employee was driving the 2001 Lexus in Hackensack, N.J., on an errand for the mayor shortly before 9 a.m. when he was approached by a woman who came to the window to ask for money, police said. As he declined and began to roll up the window, a man got into the passenger seat and punched him in the face.

"They force him out and take off," said Hackensack police Capt. Frank Lomia.

The car was found about two hours later, abandoned on the side of the road in Fair Lawn, N.J. Police were looking for the two suspects.

Bloomberg's employee was not seriously injured and his name was not released. He is one of many staffers who take care of Bloomberg's personal business and his homes, including his townhouse in Manhattan and country house in upstate New York.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; carjacking; crime; joisey; muggedliberal; newjersey; newyork
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1 posted on 10/18/2006 3:07:02 PM PDT by Main Street
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To: Main Street

Dude...where's my car?


2 posted on 10/18/2006 3:08:40 PM PDT by Allegra (Super Elastic Bubble Plastic!)
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To: Main Street

Bad things happen when you leave the city.


3 posted on 10/18/2006 3:08:49 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: Main Street

Well you can't blame the mayor since it happened in Jersey.


4 posted on 10/18/2006 3:09:42 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Main Street
Blame his wingnut employer for waging a personal campaign to make sure no one in New York City ever owns a gun... except the criminals, of course.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

5 posted on 10/18/2006 3:10:58 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Main Street
2001 Lexus

Just a old beater, not worth stripping.

6 posted on 10/18/2006 3:11:27 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I met Bill Clinton once but he didn’t really talk — he was hitting on my wife)
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To: Main Street

The city is going down hill again.


7 posted on 10/18/2006 3:11:34 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: Main Street

Is a punch in the face really a "beating?" Why didn't he punch back? No mention of any weapons.


8 posted on 10/18/2006 3:12:27 PM PDT by Albert Barr
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To: bmwcyle

The city is going down hill again.





Hackensack was never uphill...


9 posted on 10/18/2006 3:12:29 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: Main Street
"They force him out and take off," said Hackensack police Capt. Frank Lomia.

Good to see that New Jersey has adopted multisyllabic speech as its official language.

10 posted on 10/18/2006 3:14:13 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
I notice even police chiefs act as if the criminals are owed. Liberalism 101.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

11 posted on 10/18/2006 3:15:54 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Main Street

Didn't describe the attackers AT ALL! Wonder WHY.


12 posted on 10/18/2006 3:16:36 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Main Street
Gee... too bad the guy wasn't armed.. then he might have been able to defend himself.

Oh well.

13 posted on 10/18/2006 3:16:45 PM PDT by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: Main Street
"They force him out and take off," said Hackensack police Capt. Frank Lomia.

Apparently English is a second language in Hackensack.

14 posted on 10/18/2006 3:16:57 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Main Street

I hope the mayor is able to reach out and help this poor carjacker. I'm sure there's a government program to fit his needs.


15 posted on 10/18/2006 3:17:12 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle (I think Jamie Dupree is annoying.)
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To: goldstategop

it happened in New Jersey


16 posted on 10/18/2006 3:17:56 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (FEAR THE SWEATERVEST!!!)
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To: Main Street
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not he the one who said we did not need to protect ourselves and should not be given the right to do so?
17 posted on 10/18/2006 3:19:37 PM PDT by YOUGOTIT
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To: durasell

Bad things happen when you let your employee drive your expensive car.

And who's dumb enough to drive around with the passenger door unlocked?


18 posted on 10/18/2006 3:19:42 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Viva Espaņa!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
"They force him out and take off," said Hackensack police Capt. Frank Lomia.

Good to see that New Jersey has adopted multisyllabic speech as its official language.

Now way! I thought they take off and fly away but then you could be right. I heard New Jersey was re-writing the SAT tests to give equal rights to the multi- and monosyllabic.

19 posted on 10/18/2006 3:20:23 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: MikefromOhio
Yeah, one of Bloomberg's gun-free Utopias.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

20 posted on 10/18/2006 3:20:39 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
"I notice even police chiefs act as if the criminals are owed. Liberalism 101."

I hope the thief realizes what kind of fines he's facing if he smokes in it.

21 posted on 10/18/2006 3:22:04 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Xenalyte

Well, at least it wasn't his private jet....


22 posted on 10/18/2006 3:22:18 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: durasell

VERY true! Ouch!


23 posted on 10/18/2006 3:23:29 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Viva Espaņa!)
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To: goldstategop

Bloomberg, being a New Yorker, probably had the old wreck hijacked so he could collect the insurance!


24 posted on 10/18/2006 3:24:19 PM PDT by albee (The best thing you can do for the poor is.....not be one of them. - Eric Hoffer)
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To: Joe 6-pack
You get punished more severely for smoking than for carjacking a car. But this is liberalism's perception of what passes for societal menace today.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

25 posted on 10/18/2006 3:25:11 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: albee

Bloomberg, being a New Yorker, probably had the old wreck hijacked so he could collect the insurance!





Then he would have sent the staffer to Brooklyn. Keep NYC jobs in NYC!


26 posted on 10/18/2006 3:25:28 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: durasell
Then he would have sent the staffer to Brooklyn. Keep NYC jobs in NYC!

LOL!

You're probably right. A city that steals together, stays together!

27 posted on 10/18/2006 3:30:40 PM PDT by albee (The best thing you can do for the poor is.....not be one of them. - Eric Hoffer)
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To: Main Street

Keep your doors locked!


28 posted on 10/18/2006 3:31:22 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: albee

You're probably right. A city that steals together, stays together!




Are you kidding? A single chop shop in Brooklyn can employ up to six people! Then you have the carjacker himself, as well as the middlemen, insurance adjuster, etc. and a carjacking generates more than a dozen high paying jobs for the city!


29 posted on 10/18/2006 3:34:55 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: Main Street

It's a quagmire.


30 posted on 10/18/2006 3:39:47 PM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: Main Street
a man got into the passenger seat

Has this idiot lived in the city more than one day? You use door locks and you don't roll the window down far enough for them to put their arm inside to pop the locks if they are already locked. Dumba$$!

31 posted on 10/18/2006 3:52:15 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Right Wing Assault
I'll tell you this though- the kids that stole the car weren't kids from Boston- because after all, stealing might injure the kids-so Boston banned car jackings- can't beleive Boston banned tag football and catch for kids-

Read more at sacredscoop.com ...

32 posted on 10/18/2006 3:54:53 PM PDT by CottShop (http://sacredscoop.com)
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To: Xenalyte
And who's dumb enough to drive around with the passenger door unlocked?

Exactly. Why would you ever drive around with your passenger door unlocked in a city? I'll have to ask a friend of mine - she did it in a downtown area and ended up running drugs for thugs for a couple of hours until they finally released her.

33 posted on 10/18/2006 4:00:24 PM PDT by Kaylee Frye
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To: Main Street

Too bad they didn't steal Bloomberg.


34 posted on 10/18/2006 4:12:35 PM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Main Street

I shouldn't laugh,but I can't help it.


35 posted on 10/18/2006 4:16:47 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: durasell

bttt


36 posted on 10/18/2006 4:21:19 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Kaylee Frye

Do you think perhaps he opened the passenger door to let the woman into the car, and a guy jumped in instead? After all, he would never admit that...Right?


37 posted on 10/18/2006 4:29:15 PM PDT by gb63
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To: gb63

Do you think perhaps he opened the passenger door to let the woman into the car, and a guy jumped in instead? After all, he would never admit that...Right?




What kind of idiot drives to Jersey to pick up hookers when we have the best hookers in the world in NYC?

KEEP NYC JOBS IN NYC!


38 posted on 10/18/2006 4:31:21 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: Allegra

Dude....ALWAYS lock the doors in NJ/NY. I have driven rentals there many times. Union City, Jersey City, East Orange. Why this guy rolled the window down, nobody knows. Inside job.


39 posted on 10/18/2006 4:32:54 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: Kaylee Frye

OMG, she is lucky to be alive!


40 posted on 10/18/2006 4:34:57 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Viva Espaņa!)
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To: durasell

"we have the best hookers in the world in NYC"

OK...I'll take your word on that ... :)


41 posted on 10/18/2006 4:37:03 PM PDT by gb63
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To: Main Street
Okay, where was Lamar this morning?

"Now, that's what I'm talking about... You come into our house, you should get your behind kicked. You don't come into the OB playing that stuff. You're across the ocean over there. You're across the city. You can't come over to our place talking noise like that. You'll get your butt beat. I was about to go down the elevator to get in that thing." -- Lamar Thomas

42 posted on 10/18/2006 4:37:47 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: durasell

Hackensack: Go for jury duty, stay for the car jackings!


43 posted on 10/18/2006 4:39:19 PM PDT by Clemenza (Lets Go Mets!!!)
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To: Main Street

Let us all celebrate the birth of a new conservative! I wonder if Bloomie (D-Momser-N.Y.) will get the message.


44 posted on 10/18/2006 4:43:19 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: bmwcyle
Since when is Hackensack part of NYC?
45 posted on 10/18/2006 4:50:55 PM PDT by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: Allegra

if it happened in Baltimore the police would have down graded the crime to say some one borred the car and the driver fell and hurt his head


46 posted on 10/18/2006 4:56:20 PM PDT by mickey blue eyes
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To: CheneyChick

The story doesn't wash...Wonder if the aide was going to meet McGreevey..


47 posted on 10/18/2006 4:57:50 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: Main Street

But they got the Sullivan Act to protect them!


48 posted on 10/18/2006 4:58:48 PM PDT by Redbob
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To: Main Street
It's good to keep your doors locked.
49 posted on 10/18/2006 5:00:31 PM PDT by varyouga (I no longer fear death. I only fear the day when the DUmmies take over.)
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To: bmwcyle

It happened in Hackensack not NYC


50 posted on 10/18/2006 5:00:40 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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