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Bouncer, White Plains Cops Find Man Knocked Down

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. --After White Plains police and a bouncer from an E. Post Road bar chased two men east on Post Road, up N. Broadway, and back down S. Broadway into a parking lot, officers said they arrested a Nyack man who knocked a Poughquag, N.Y. man to the pavement.

Police were waived over by a bouncer near 201 E. Post Rd. early Sunday morning. After the security guard took off after two men, officers said they followed the chase in their car.

Officers caught up with the bouncer near a parking lot at 60 S. Broadway, where the security employee told them he was pursuing a man who had struck and knocked another man down onto the concrete.

Police cased the parking lot and found Knalfani Muhammad, 20, of Nyack, in the passenger side of a grey car. He was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor.

The victim, a 25-year-old from Poughquag, N.Y., was brought to the White Plains hospital to have cuts on his upper lip evaluated.

In other news from the police blotter:

- A Baldwin, N.Y. woman was arrested and charged with four felonies after police say she attempted to buy $5,975 worth of Chanel products with a forged credit card.

Officers arrived at the Westchester mall Neiman Marcus around 4:30 p.m. Saturday where Falysha Pierre-Lys, 31, had been taken into custody by store employees.

Police said they discovered Pierre-Lys had forged the signature on the credit card she attempted to pay with and had two more forged cards in her bag.

She was arrested and charged with three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, and one count of second-degree forgery, a felony.

- A Rye man was arrested after police said they watched him snort what they believed to be cocaine on the roof of the 9 Chester Ave. parking garage.

James Byrne, 21, of Rye first caught officers’ attention early Sunday morning. Officers said they stopped Byrne and his friends when they left the garage just after 1:30 a.m. and asked Byrne if he had drugs on them.

Police reports indicate he denied having drugs, saying, “Uh no, I don’t. You can check me.”

Officers say they found a clear wrapper containing a white powder that appeared to be cocaine and 14 pills believed to be oxycodone wrapped in tin foil in Byrne’s back pants pocket.

Byrne was arrested and charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

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