Police: Man Barges Into Wrong Apartment

Wants his car, kicks in door; mystified family calls 911, police said.

A city man looking for his car Sunday night kicked in the door of an apartment, but the person he was looking for lived in a different unit in the building, police said.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Cotto said officers were dispatched to 5 Eclipse Ave. at 11:07 p.m. on a report of a man having kicked in the door of an apartment demanding to know where his car was.

"Where's my (expletive) car?," officers reported he asked the people in the apartment. The apartment's occupants had no idea who he was, Cotto said, so a woman there called 911.

The man left, but the people in the apartment copied the license plate of the blue Lexis he drove away in, Cotto said. She said it came back to a home at 34A Bayne St.

Officers went to the address and reported finding Nicholas Papadopoulos there. Cotto said Papadopoulos became irate that police were there, so he was taken into custody and put in a patrol car.

Cotto said the officers learned Papadopoulos had been out drinking with a friend, and that person told Papadopoulos he was too drunk to drive and took away Papadopoulos' car keys.

Later, knowing his friend lived at 5 Eclipse Ave., Papadopoulos went there, but kicked in the door of the wrong apartment, Cotto said.

Cotto said Papadopoulos' car was parked in front of the apartment building at the time.

Papadopolous, 29, was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct.

He was held on $5,000 bond and given a court date of Oct. 25.


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