Jordan Neely’s uncle arrested for pickpocketing after reporting Penny
Christopher Neely, the uncle of Jordan Neely, was arrested on Monday for pickpocketing near the Port Authority bus station, police said Tuesday.
Neely allegedly stole handbags from restaurants, according to the New York Post. His arrest comes after he vehemently denounced Daniel Penny, the white man charged with his nephew’s death on the New York City subway earlier this month.
“Neely is also believed to have been wanted for a pattern of robbery, including purse theft, the sources say,” the report said. Job. “A member of the NYPD pickpocketing squad spotted Neely, of Hamilton Heights, around 11 p.m. Monday near the Manhattan bus station.”
“He allegedly took off when the officer approached him – and fired back when cops caught up with him after a brief chase, the sources said,” he added. “Ultimately, authorities handcuffed him and charged him with felony possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, bail, and unlawful possession of a weapon.”
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This month, a New York medical examiner ruled Jordan Neely’s death a homicide. The incident happened on the F train at East Houston and Lafayette Street station after Neely allegedly threw trash and shouted at passengers about his economic woes. Neely had a history of mental issues and often frequented the station as a Michael Jackson impersonator. He also had an active arrest warrant for his felony assault. From CBS News:
According to law enforcement sources, at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Neely threw trash, yelled at passengers and acted erratically on the F train at East Houston and Lafayette Street station.
Things quickly escalated when the 24-year-old attempted to subdue him using what appears to be a chokehold.
CBS2 has learned that Neely is homeless, has a history of mental illness and has an active warrant against his arrest for felony assault.
Neely lost consciousness and eventually died after being held in a chokehold for several minutes, police said.
“The NYPD has arrested Neely 42 times over the past decade and he had a documented mental health history with police, with his last arrest in November 2021 for punching a 67-year-old unknown woman in the face. A warrant for his arrest for felony assault was issued on February 23,” according to the New York Daily News.
Daniel Penny maintained that he never intended to harm Neely and several witnesses appear to have backed up his claim.
“I’m sitting on a train reading my book and all of a sudden I hear someone spouting this rhetoric,” an eyewitness told Fox News. “He said, ‘I don’t care if I have to kill an F, I will. I’ll go to jail, I’ll take a bullet.'”
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg charged 25-year-old Penny with second-degree manslaughter.
Addressing the New York Post Last Sunday, Jordan Neely’s uncle Christopher said he didn’t believe Penny deserved a plea deal.
“I want this to be judged,” Christopher said. “He’s overconfident and he needs to be taught what he did wrong.”
Christopher Neely also called for the two men who helped Daniel Penny to be prosecuted as well.
“They need to be held accountable,” Christopher said. “The penny, nickel and dime should all be charged.”
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