Mon. Jan 17th, 2022

The Big Apple is really about to go in the pot.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani was hit in the face with a flowerpot as he tried to break a fight near Penn Station.

The 35-year-old son of former mayor Rudy Giuliani told The Post that he saw a man and a woman having a violent confrontation last Saturday on 28th Street when he went to a meeting with Gavin Wax, president of the New York Young Republicans.

“I came between the two of them,” Giuliani said. “He had a flowerpot. I think it was meant for her, but it hit me in the left side of the face. Luckily, it was a plastic pot and not a clay pot. The ground hit me the most. But I would not expect that. It was a bit of a shock. “

The candidate said he heard the woman scream “you leave me no money-bitch” shortly before the man swung at her. Giuliani said the man also threatened to “knock st” out of him when he started calling 911.

Police arrived at the scene about 15 minutes later and a police report was filed.

Giuliani was a witness to a man and a woman who had a confrontation on 28th Street and were hit after getting in between them.
Giuliani was a witness to a man and a woman who had a confrontation on 28th Street and were hit after getting in between them.

“There are no arrests at this time,” a NYPD spokesman said. Giuliani said he was asked to look at the police photo series of possible suspects. He fingered one of them but told police he could not be 100% sure.

Locals in the area say the rise in crime has been noticeable over the past five years. The incident was not far from where a violent perv stabbed a man who confronted him with masturbating in front of his wife a few days earlier.

“It’s gotten worse,” said Thomas Weisse, owner of Caribbean Cuts Flowers & Foliage. “You have to be much more aware of getting to work and leaving work than you used to. The whole city is like that.”

Weisse says he has seen junkies shoot heroin right down the block. In October, the NYPD issued orders allowing drug addicts to shoot freely on city streets.

Mayor Adams has vowed to curb violent crime and return law and order to the city’s streets. But critics say his efforts are likely to be frustrated by Manhattan’s new district attorney, Alvin Bragg, who has said he will not seek jail time for a wide range of crimes.

“You do not have to be a wizard to realize that if you do not prosecute crime and you have no bail, criminals will be out and active,” Weisse said.

Giuliani believes the suspect will not be punished because of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's policy.
Giuliani believes the suspect will not be punished thanks to Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s policy.

Giuliani said he “did not trust” that the perpetrator would be punished with Bragg at the helm, and said he would use the constitutional court to remove Bragg on Day 1 if he were to be elected governor in 2022.

“Any DA who violates their office … I would relieve him of his duties,” Giuliani said.


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