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Cops: Knife-Wielding Man Loses His Cool Over Text

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – A knife-wielding Brooklyn man has been charged with a handful of misdemeanors after a domestic dispute over a text message.

Greenburgh police charged Elizah Medina, 20, with second-degree menacing, criminal mischief, criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors, stemming from a domestic incident on Tuesday, March 27.

The 18-year-old victim told police that Medina, the father of her child, was upset over a text message she had received around 10 p.m.

After she locked him out of the Gidson Avenue home, Medina forced his way back in by breaking the glass on the door, police said. He then went into the kitchen and grabbed a knife, threatening the victim, police said.

When the victim’s brother called the police, Medina threw him onto a couch and began punching him, reports say.

And when the victim interfered, Medina punched her in the face and spit at her, police said.

Officers responded to the domestic dispute call just after midnight and said they saw Medina standing in the doorway of the home acting irate.

As the police pulled up, Medina threw a kitchen knife at the car, hitting the vehicle in the back, police said.

He then began walking toward police and refused commands to lie on the ground while yelling, "Come on! You’re gonna have to shoot me."

Police said they were forced to spray Medina in the face with pepper spray before they were finally able to subdue him.

The following items also were reported by Greenburgh police:

Stolen Construction Truck: Police are searching for whoever made off with a construction truck valued at $30,000. The victim said he parked the truck at a 257 Central Ave. parking garage on Feb. 20. When he came back a month later, the truck was gone, police said. Parking lot owners said no cameras were pointed at the spot where the truck was parked.

Unlicensed Operation: Police charged Marcus Mitchell of White Plains with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, after a traffic stop at 1:42 p.m. March 27 on Prospect Avenue.

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