- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Manhattan man tried to rob a coffee cart parked right outside a police station and was immediately nabbed by a cop and a citizen wearing a “Flash” superhero shirt.

“How stupid can you be to do that when the sign right here says police headquarters?” a police source told The New York Post on Tuesday.

Zikiri Hodza was manning his uncle’s coffee cart when Jean Morillo swiped the tip jar and took off running, authorities told the Post. Mr. Hodza, wearing a shirt with the logo of the DC comics superhero “The Flash,” took off after him. A nearby cop joined the chase, and together they apprehended the suspect at 10:30 a.m.


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“Larry stopped him from running away,” Mr. Hodza told the Post, referring to the detective who was also chasing Mr. Morillo. “He grabbed him, and the money went flying everywhere.” Once an arrest was made, local citizens helped pick up all of Mr. Hodza’s scattered tips, which totaled $26.25.

Mr. Morillo was charged with assault on a police officer, petit larceny and resisting arrest, the paper reported.