From The Villager, Oct. 13:
SUV driver arrested after assaulting pedestrian
An interaction between a driver and a pedestrian in the East Village turned violent Friday evening when the former chased the latter into the St. Mark’s Bookshop, grabbed her by the hair, tearing off one of her earrings, and put her in a headlock.
The driver thought the pedestrian had scratched her car—a new-looking black Audi SUV with New York plates—but the pedestrian denied it.
The incident occurred as the motorist was turning from Third Ave. onto Stuyvesant St.