Man dressed in briefs, on Halloween, to policeman: I want you to arrest me! She didn’t listen to me! I want you to arrest me right now!
–W 17th St
Overheard by: The Girl in Vintage Formal
Slightly buzzed 40-something man, in very loud hushed tone: I know your son is in jail! Isn’t he?
Man to another: They let him go because my daughter couldn’t identify him. But now she got glasses.
–Ave B & 6th St
Overheard by: Miss V
Agitated man, yelling into cell: I don’t love you. I hate you. I did ten years and got seven felonies for you.
Girl to another: So I wrote “we’re being kidnapped’ on a piece of paper and pressed it against the window.
–Famous Famiglia, 111th St & Broadway
Overheard by: Lucy
High school girl: That nigga just got *out* of jail. That reminds me, I need to go to Bushwick.
–Grand St & Bushwick Ave
Overheard by: rpk