3 arrested in Park Slope Airbnb attack
A wild house party at a Park Slope Airbnb on Sunday sent the owner to the hospital and officers on a foot pursuit, leading to the arrest of three individuals.
The owners of a basement apartment on Garfield Place regretted renting out their space after the unit was taken over by a large group of men and women for a weekendlong party, complete with loud music, alcohol marijuana.
By Sunday, the partying had lasted for days and the people inside began damaging the apartment, prompting the property owners, a married couple, to demand the renters leave the unit and return the keys, according to a source familiar with the case. The owners were also concerned that minors were being served alcohol.
After the 45-year-old husband made his request to the group, he was beaten in the face and body. His wife called police as the alleged attacker fled on foot towards Prospect Park.
Officers from the 78th Precinct, including Denise Pacheco, raced to the scene and found emergency responders tending to the injured man. Officer Pacheco, along with others, went in pursuit of the fleeing assailants and nabbed at least one of the suspects in front of the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch.
Officer Pacheco’s partner Officer Kevin Loney tackled another alleged suspect to the ground.
The owner of the apartment was sent to a local hospital for treatment for his injuries.
Jameek Paige and Dayvon Bostick-Samuel were each charged with two counts of felony third-degree criminal mischief, third-degree menacing, misdemeanor assault and second-degree harassment. A fourth man was released from custody after the victim could not make a positive identification.
Paige, 17, and Bostick-Samuel, 20, were released on their own recognizance after arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court on Monday. If convicted, they face up to 4 years in prison.
A 15-year-old suspect will be charged as a minor in Family Court.
The owner said that $300 worth of property was damaged.
A source close to the case said the apartment had been legally rented hundreds of times, but warned: “Be careful who you let in your house. [This is a ] wake up call for anyone renting to people you don’t know.”
Correction: An earlier version of this article used the word “gang” in the headline to describe the suspects, but there was no indication from law enforcement or anyone else that this was gang related. The Eagle regrets the error.
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