tv WRAL News 5PM NBC November 11, 2016 5:00pm-5:30pm EST
listen, i'm ononhe job. get your hands up on top of that car. passenger side, same thing, out of the car. put your hands up on top. - look, i said i'm on the job. - passengegeside, get out of that car now. put your hands up on top. i'm a new york city police lieutenant. my shield's in my pocket. sorry about that. can't blame me for being careful. you know you got a taillight burnt out back here? you all right? yeah. you stopped us like you had my description on a bank robbery. all due respect, you're gonna tell me how to do a car stop now? officer, you get a good look at this shield? yeah, i did, lieutenant.
do me a favor, you wanna to give me a summons, give it to me, but don't lecture me on vehicle and traffic law. i'm doing my job, sir. how about you just get this taillight taken care of? - arthur, let's go. - [ police radio chatter ] - how do you say that name? - sha-manski. you wanna write it down? you sure you don't wanna give me a summons? the two of you have a nice night. let's get out of here. [ engine starts ]
could i switch seats with you? it'd be a big favor. yeah. appreciate it. aw, andy. can i give you a kiss? will they throw us out? oh, my god. i can't believe it's you. [ both laughing ] how you been? how's theo? oh, god, he's-- he's wonderful. he had some health questions, but he-he's fine. and sylvia's good? she's wonderful. she's a wonderful mother.
i, uh-- i wish we'd have seen you sooner. we had a lot of sorrow with your death. pop, we didn't see each other too much when i was alive. what's your inference with that? no, i'm just saying, you know? nobody says i didn't make any mistakes. i would've liked to have seen the baby and sylvia too. that's all i'm saying. i took you for breaking balls, it's a little e te about that, pop. i wish to hell they'd let you come over there, andy. ththlittle guy, huh, well, he's a real xxxxer. and in 40 ways he reminds me of you. i never say that to sylvia 'cause of the upset.
appreciate you being able to help, mr. galasso. uh, coming in and all being injured. have a seat. this is detective siwicz. - hi. - i want you to find out who these guys are... and what they-- what they were trying to prove. yeah. what time did they come into the bar, sir? ah, they come in about a quarter after 1:00. one orders a jack daniel's, the other one a gin and tonic. had they been in there before? well, if they cased the place, i never seen 'em. jack daniel's, he pulls out this piece of crap, looks like a .22. like i said, they got a .25 shell casing off the floor. okay, same difference. it was a puny gun. i'm thinking it's a joke. the other guy, he don't have e xx. they go, "it's a robbery." "a robbery? who the hell do you-- get outta here before i beat your skulls in!" head.
"you yellow rat bastards, i'll kill ya." i'm chasing 'em around until they, uh, run out the back way. you can give us descscptions? ah, the xxxxxx sons of bitches! i'd like to rip their hearts out! [ sighs ] ah, let me remember. it was, uh, two, uh, nondescript-looking, skinny white kids, in their 20s. one's got short hair, a baseball cap. what about what they were dressed like? like i was checkin' 'em out. the hell do i know what they had on? all right. regular clothes. the douche bag with the gun, if i ran into him in the subway, i bet i could spot him. we s suld get you with a sketch artist. you mind coming back in? well, i'd like to try and get some sleep, if i could. although, i-i'm so worked up about this. how about we call you at noon, mr. galasso? have you come b bk for a sketch.
did you have any brothers disappear at birth? what do you mean? bobby, uh-- [ clears throat ] i'd like to catch a nap myself - before day tour gets in. - you going upstairs? yeah. get on this thing fresh. i'm sick of these guys making us look like jerks. and they're willing to use that gun now. ything would have penetrated that head?
10:00 last night, sports bar on east 38th street's held up. could be the same perps. so, you wanna compare notes? yeah, sure. let's go into the coffee room. okay. tell me your name again. eddie hazel. call me eddie. you new over therereeddie? six weeks. just came over from transit. yeah. so how you like it above ground? love it. hey, gina. hey, james. james, see that woman in a wheelchair in the vending area downstairs? i saw her with another woman. the woman was apparently the victim of a con game. these scam artists, they're always targeting the weaker. that's the lowest of the low. let me get squared away in the locker room, and then i'll go down and see her. - i'll talk to you later, gina. - bye, james. gina, there'll be two officers from the 111th by here some time this morning. if i'm not in my office, have them go in there and wait. sure, lieutenant. good-sized crowd is watching the knicksks these two come in and order a gin and tonic and a jack daniel's.
these two perps whip out their little poop-butt pistol and walk away with $1,500. so, when you heard what went down over on mott street-- i wonder if these jokers figured it was their lucky night. yeah, they're lucky. they're lucky this dude they shot didn't beat 'em to death with a barstool. h you. yeah. here you go. this guy, galasso, he's got a bit t an attitude, but he wants to cooperate. okay. bartender at hondo's named bill mcgregor. you might have to push him a little bit. behind the betting, he was a lilile shy to open up. all right. hey, uh, tell me something. what happened to your p.a.a.? well, if i can ask. attempted rape. scumbag cut her up. damn. was he caught? mmmmmm. our squad got him. way to go. you know what? she's still a pretty girl. all right, uh, bobby. thanks for the coffee, and, uh, you take it easy, man.
and the white woman took out a cellular phone and called her boss, supposedly a lawyer, and asked what we should do. he said bring the money down to his office and he would check on... if it was counterfeit, and then we'd be able to split it. you, the white woman and the black girl were gonna split it? i mean, i did talk to this man on the phone myself. he did sound like a lawyer. he sounded like a lawyer? oh, god, sis, you're not that dumb. he said for us to share the $60,000, we should each put up some money of our own to show good faith - while he checked on if the other was counterfeit. - you weren't suxxxxious. this had to be cash? what does that even mean, "show good faith"? i can't explain. that wasn't money you could afford to lose. these people are experts at maxxxulating people's trust. they've probably run the same scam a hundred times. don't feel ashamed you were victimized. what happened next, ma'am?
her taking her money out first, that was part of gaining your confidence. and then the black girllsaid a ride to her bank, but with my wheelchair, i should wait at this coffee shop. i was given this zippered bag to hold on to in the meantime with the $60,000. which was really chopped up newspaper. oh, as soon as i got in the car, i knew i'd made a terrible, terrible mistake. i'm gonna do my best to catch the people who did this to you. how can i have peace of mind, you living independent by yourself, if yououet this happen? hey, lombardi. what's doing? yeah, i'm good. listen, uh, eddie hazel, he came by the house this morning. uh-- he's working on some bar stickups? yeah, he gave me a phone number on a witness from hondo's bar.
ah, oh, could you do me a favor then, and check the 61? yeah, the guy's name is mcgregor. psst. thanks. what's going on? some detective from midtown south came over this morning, looking to swap infofoation. so, there's a mix-up on this phone number of a witness that he gave me. lombardi's saying, "i'm surprised this jerk would even give a phone number to"-- hello. yeah. mm-hmm. 2739. uh-huh. so, what you were saying before about this guy hazel, what's the deal with h h? yeah, huh? [ whispers ] xxxxxxx. yeah. all right. thanks. thanks for saying it. yeah, take care. what'd he say? this eddie hazel, he's xxxxxx off half the squad over there already. he's an ex-t-tnsit cop looking to set the world on fire.
on purpose? lombardi said that. said that's the kind of silly crap that he's doing. you got the legit number and address there? yeah. bartender at a place got hit a few hours before this mott street tavern. let's check him out. surprise this xxxxxxx detective we found the guy. i wanted to talk to you about the incident last night. the incident? i'm curious what was going through your mind, deciding a busted taillight warranted me and my wife being treated like, uh, bonnie and clyde. lieutenant, i regret whatever the inconvenience to your wife or yourself, but we got to protect ourselves out there. you wouldn't be here if i thought it was about protecting yourself.
do you feel the sisiation was handled appropriately? it's me who pulled you over, sir. it's me you got the beef with. officer mccaslin can't speak for himself? how about it? well, police have gotten shot during car stops. we need to protect ourselves. - how long you been on the street? - ten monthshs you? six and a half years. queens the whole time? so what? so what did you perceive as so threatening about me that you reacted to the degree that you didid i knew. i knew you were gonna make this a black-and-white thing. you tell me one thing i said out there to disparage you or your wife racially. the minute you pulled us over, you didn't treat us like two people. you treated us like two black people. uh-uh, no sale. shut up. ananwhen you found i was a lieutenant, you talked to me like a black lieutenant. hey, i take no crap out there, not even from an off-duty boss wants to question the manner
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detective simone. this is detective sipowicz, with the 15th precinct. i spoke at length with a black detective over at hondo's. yeah, he said you were very helpful with the description. we think that the same two men held up another bar after hondo's, and, uh, we'd like your help. before we got robbed. by my help, i hope you wouldn't look to do damage in terms of my employers, nobody really cares about the betting. tryin' to get the stickup team. why don't you tell us what went down? like i told the black detective, these two guys come in, they sit at the bar, they order a couple of drinks, which they nurse for half an hour. when the ball game's over, one of them pulls out this pocket-size pistol. .25, matte nickel finish. they demand the money. i give it up. they split. there's something you're not telling us. what? what's with this shoulder r g? you got a carry permit?
where it might do some good? only why, if you got, uh, what, a .45 at the bar, why do you let these thievev walk through the door? see how it don't make sense? so, if we start taking this place apart, mr. mcgregor, are we gonna find any illegal firearms here? what do you want from me? the truth. did you have a gun at that bar? yeah. you use it to defend against this holdup? they took it. the stickup guys took your gun? - how did that happen? - i froze up, all right. the other guy comes around the bar to take the money out of my hands, sees i have a colt 1911 down there. takes the e n away from me. you tell the other detective this? the black detective? no. no, you didn't? so, they're out there now with a .45 automatic.