NYPD officers were hard at work last night searching for Rhamar Perkins, a 16-year-old who bolted from a police stationhouse after being caught allegedly jumping a subway turnstile in Brownsville. Perkins turned himself in about four and a half hours later, the New York Daily News reports.
According to multiple reports on Twitter, there were helicopters flying over the adjacent neighborhood of Crown Heights last night, which may have been used as a part of what officials told the News was an all-night manhunt for the very bad teen.
Heard choppers in Crown Heights last night. Turns out the manhunt was for a 16 yr old who jumped a subway turnstile https://t.co/rrUscz4jLX— Tom Kludt (@TomKludt) June 21, 2016
Oh good, the helicopter circling crown heights has gone. Hoping that means suspect has been caught and I can sleep sound. #nypd— Nathalie A (@alf_na) June 21, 2016
Last night I heard & saw a helicopter right outside my window on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, and saw police cars speeding on the road.— (((Rebecca Krevat))) (@RebeccaKrevat) June 21, 2016
This morning I learned that who were they searching for? A 16-year old boy who jumped the turnstile on the subway. https://t.co/Ldzq67etru— (((Rebecca Krevat))) (@RebeccaKrevat) June 21, 2016
Running away was a pretty bad move for Perkins, who is now charged with escape in addition to theft of services, and will almost certainly face a way stiffer penalty than he would have had he stayed put at the precinct after his original arrest. And marshaling so many resources to chase after Perkins was an even worse move for the cops, who almost certainly spent way more money finding Perkins than the $2.75 in fare money allegedly stole.