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Toasted Postie (Steve Dunleavy Mugged While Passed Out on NYC Bench)
NY Daily News ^ | May 30, 2003 | Suzanne Rozdeba and Ben Widdicombe

Posted on 05/30/2003 11:20:19 AM PDT by Mister Magoo

Toasted Postie

Is this anyway for a 65-year-old "journalist" to act?

Steve Dunleavy - the grizzled New York Post columnist notorious for his alcohol-fueled escapades (on at least one occasion, he's been found unconscious by a co-worker and presumed dead) - suffered a new indignity early yesterday.

Two men mugged him at 3:15 a.m. while he was passed out on a bench on the corner of W. 47th St. and Sixth Ave. - near his favorite bar, Langan's.

Why was he sleeping there? "First of all, I was drunk," he told The News' Richard Weir. "Second paragraph, I was comatose."

According to a newsroom spy, after returning to the Post, Dunleavy vomited near the metropolitan editor's desk.

The perps relieved him of $70 in cash, his UN press card, his American Express card and his Post ID, cops said.

Dunleavy said he kicked one of the thieves "just below the behind." Alerted by a witness, cops collared Christophe Nalls, 33, of Brooklyn, and Carnell Malone, 43, of Manhattan, a few blocks away. They were charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

But Dunleavy, who was locked up in Des Moines three years ago for public intoxication, said he sympathized with the muggers.

"I don't want them to go to jail," asserted the pompadoured Prince of Darkness, in Langan's 12 hours later. "I want them to go to John Jay College and tell the cops how they do it."

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alcohol; drunk; dunleavy; post

1 posted on 05/30/2003 11:20:19 AM PDT by Mister Magoo
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To: Mister Magoo; hellinahandcart; KLT; Doctor Raoul; NYC GOP Chick; alisasny; Cacique; Dutchy; ...
I had no idea Dunleavy was a sot! Always used to enjoy his tv reporting on Inside Edition (i think).
2 posted on 05/30/2003 11:22:35 AM PDT by sauropod (Drill ANWR! Lay Pipe! Keep a Caribou Warm!)
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To: Mister Magoo
Good thing he wasn't sitting on a milk carton!
3 posted on 05/30/2003 11:24:01 AM PDT by John Beresford Tipton
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To: sauropod
Nor did I, although upon reading this I seem to remember something about his drinking. However, drunk or sober he writes great articles and always tells it like it is.
4 posted on 05/30/2003 11:25:47 AM PDT by ImpotentRage (")
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To: dead
The year was 1969. Frank Sinatra wanted everything about his Lamborghini Miura to be perfect: eight-track stereo, shag carpeting, wild-boar-skin interior. The color was to be orange, because his Rat Pack buddy Dean Martin had the same Lamborghini in green. Now that the Chairman of the Board is no longer burning rubber on earth, his car can be yours. Christie's is putting Frank's wheels, valued at between $150,000 and $200,000, on display at Rockefeller Center on June 3, along with more than 40 other classic cars. The bidding is on June 5.

Frank "Superfly" Sinatra

5 posted on 05/30/2003 11:25:58 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
If you press your finger into Dunleavy's cheek, his eyes fill with scotch.

He could drink even the middle-aged Sinatra under the table in the afternoon and bar-hop the night away with Deano.

6 posted on 05/30/2003 11:32:33 AM PDT by dead (that's why they all look alike)
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To: dead
OMGGGG I didn't know Steve Dunelevy was boozehound WOW

Well I kinda knew that Brit UK Sunday Mirror royal reporter James Whittaker was boozer not Stevie here

WOW
7 posted on 05/30/2003 11:35:06 AM PDT by SevenofNine (Not everybody in it for truth, justice, and the American way=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: IncPen
Bump for a guy who takes responsibility for his own actions...
8 posted on 05/30/2003 11:37:44 AM PDT by BartMan1
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To: SevenofNine
He's known as a pre-lunch drinker in certain bars in the city.
9 posted on 05/30/2003 11:41:22 AM PDT by dead
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To: BartMan1
Oh man, they took his UN press card. Major bummer, dude.

Seriously, the man needs help. I have nothing wrong with a man who likes his drink, after all, I'm one such guy myself. But when you end up passed out on park benches at 3AM and vomiting in your place of work, it's time to make a change. I hope he gets it. Steve's a great columnist and I would like to keep reading his columns for some time to come.

10 posted on 05/30/2003 11:56:43 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (Back in boot camp! 264 (-26))
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To: SamAdams76
Let him buy his own booze, I ain't helping him.
11 posted on 05/30/2003 12:23:28 PM PDT by Old Professer
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To: dead
This whole story could've been much, much worse.

Dunleavy could've been working for the NY Times.............

12 posted on 05/30/2003 12:31:32 PM PDT by b4its2late ("Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back'))
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To: Old Professer
Picture please?
13 posted on 05/30/2003 12:41:46 PM PDT by STD
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To: sauropod
He was on A Current Affair during the time of the Kennedy rape in Palm Springs. He interviewed a "15 minutes of fame" witness who was hanging out in the bar where young Kennedy and his party were celebrating something. Teddy was there, of course.

I can't recall the details, but Steve Dunleavy had some pictures of that young lady (15 minutes of fame lady, not the rape victim) that were "compromising" of her. She tried to get them away from him, and actually bit him on the hand to get the pictures!

Ya, he is one interesting dude!

g

14 posted on 05/30/2003 12:43:21 PM PDT by Geezerette (... but young at heart!-)
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To: STD

15 posted on 05/30/2003 12:46:22 PM PDT by Feiny (Oops, my Tag line is showing!)
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To: Geezerette
Here he is in front of the AMITYVILLE House!


16 posted on 05/30/2003 12:48:58 PM PDT by Feiny (Oops, my Tag line is showing!)
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To: Mister Magoo
"I want them to go to John Jay College and tell the cops how they do it."

How they steal money from passed-out drunks?
These aren't exactly cutting-edge criminal minds here.

17 posted on 05/30/2003 12:51:47 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: feinswinesuksass
Thank you for the picture! He looks the same as he did on that old TV show, some 15 years ago!

g

18 posted on 05/30/2003 12:55:51 PM PDT by Geezerette (... but young at heart!-)
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To: Geezerette
Is he buddies with O'Reilly?
19 posted on 05/30/2003 1:01:46 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: dead
Is he buddies with Bill O'Reilly?
20 posted on 05/30/2003 1:02:21 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: Mister Magoo
Oh man! I have an upper respitory infection and shouldn't be laughing, but when I read ...."on at least one occasion, he's been found unconscious by a co-worker and presumed dead".... my lungs went into spasmodic overdrive.....

Poor guy should get help - - can't be "presumed dead" all the time - -
21 posted on 05/30/2003 1:17:12 PM PDT by duckbutt (God Bless America.......Again!)
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To: ImpotentRage
I'm not a big fan of Dunlevy, but this is nothing more than an ugly hit piece from that ugly liberal rag the Daily News.
22 posted on 05/30/2003 1:50:40 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: dead
OHHH that type of Boozer okay Dead

I see

Well it is known fact that majority of NY Post is Brits or Aussie so I not suprise that they have some bar fly working for the paper

23 posted on 05/30/2003 2:57:41 PM PDT by SevenofNine (Not everybody in it for truth, justice, and the American way=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: sauropod
I've actually met Steve Dunleavy and had a few drinks with him. He's pretty much like the conservative version of Jimmy Breslin, or the right of center version of him. I can't think of a better way to describe him.
24 posted on 05/30/2003 3:18:35 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Mister Magoo
He sounds like that drunk reporter in "Bonfire of the Vanities".
25 posted on 05/30/2003 3:21:38 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: dead
If you press your finger into Dunleavy's cheek, his eyes fill with scotch.

Wow! Thanks for one of the funniest lines I have ever read! (One of the most graphic, too...)

26 posted on 05/30/2003 4:42:25 PM PDT by livius
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To: churchillbuff
I don't know if he's buddies with O'Reilly. Since I don't have cable, I only see Bill O'Reilly on the Network Fox "Pulse" news magazine.

I haven't seen Steve Dunleavy on TV for years. I'm glad he still does such a good job writing his column!

g

27 posted on 05/30/2003 4:43:46 PM PDT by Geezerette (... but young at heart!-)
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To: presidio9
This is absolutely not an ugly hit piece. Dunleavy himself wrote an article today confirming that he was drunk as a skunk and passed out on a bench at three thirty in the morning when he was mugged.

The only difference is that Dunleavy said he (the passed out victim) should have been convicted for assault, and the muggers should have been let go.

Dunleavy's sad spin was that his drunken attempt to kick one of his muggers in the ass was so successful that his muggers were the real victims in the incident!

Seriously, that's pathetic.

Oh, and Dunleavy left out the part about him puking all over the offices of the Post.

If he doesn't demand a retraction tomorrow, you can bet that some poor cleaning lady had to clean up his chunks.

28 posted on 05/30/2003 10:06:32 PM PDT by dead
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