A St. Albans, Queens man has been charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon after he attempted to cut a line at a gas station and pointed a pistol at another motorist who complained.
According to charges, Sean M. Bailey, 35, of 111-14 204th Street was attempting to pull his white 2010 BMW ahead of another motorist on a gas line at the intersection of Astoria Boulevard and 43rd Street sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 3:05 a.m. on Thursday.
Prosecutors say that when a 29-year-old driver complained, Bailey pulled out a gun, pointed it at the victim and said, "If you don't pull back, you're not getting gas tonight."
Police arrested Bailey and found a loaded .25 caliber Phoenix Raven pistol in his left boot. If convicted, Bailey faces up to fifteen years in prison.
It wasn't the only incident in Queens.
District Attorney Richard A. Brown said that twin brothers from Jamaica, Queens, have been charged with stealing a U-Haul truck and then using the vehicle to smash through the gate of a Queens Village motorcycle shop before fleeing empty-handed.
The District Attorney identified the defendants as Anthony E. Martin and Sean Martin, both 24, of 119-26 177th Place in Jamaica.
In addition, fifteen individuals charged with burglarizing various Far Rockaway businesses in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Brown said they looting liquor and clothing stores and a Radio Shack.
Bail ranged from $5,000 to $100,000 and the defendants are scheduled to return to court later this month. All have been charged with third-degree burglary, which is a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.