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Police: Crazed spitter haunting Brooklyn residents

Kids in Brooklyn need to put on a spit protector. Witnesses are reporting to CBS New York that a man is hocking up big lugies and spitting them in people’s faces — including kids. So far, there have been a dozen incidents in the Prospect Lefferts Brooklyn neighborhood.

One woman even reports she heard the man making the hocking sound.  The spitter is a tall guy in his 20s or 30s, and police want you to call them if you see him.

As far as what he could be charged with — there is a good bet this would qualify as disorderly conduct if he is caught. Interestingly in England, there was a case just this week where a man was charged with spitting in someone’s mouth after they go into a fender-bender.


Rachel Stockman is the Senior Editor for, a Abrams Media website covering law and crime launching next week.

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Rachel Stockman is President of Law&Crime and The Law&Crime Network. She has spent years covering courts and legal issues, and was named Atlanta Press Club's 'Rising Star' in 2014. Rachel graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and Yale Law School.