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Cops Say Illegal White Plains Man Struck Deli Worker With Umbrella

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – An illegal immigrant living in White Plains struck an employee of Anthony’s Deli on the head with an umbrella Tuesday night after he claimed the worker insulted him in Spanish, police said.

The deli worker, a 28-year-old Sleepy Hollow resident, told police the man came into the store with a friend and left without buying anything, then later came back and accused the employee of calling him a “baboso,” or “idiot,” police reports said.

Officers spotted the man with four friends on E. Post Road, where he said his name was Rudy Gonzalez, according to police. He was brought to headquarters and fingerprinted, which caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Police said that according to Homeland Security officials, the name and birthday he gave to police were both inaccurate. Officers learned the man’s name is Rudolfo Viveros, 39, and received his immigration detainer information, which also confirmed his identity with state officials.

Viveros was arrested and charged with one count of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and one count of second-degree forgery, a felony.

The deli worker refused medical care for a small cut on the back of his head.

In other news from the police blotter:

Police said a 28-year-old Brooklyn man with a forged driving permit sent officers on a chase from the Westchester Mall to a S. Broadway parking lot Tuesday.

Officers arrived at the Neiman Marcus Tuesday night after store security said they thought Robert Gaskin and a female companion used a forged credit card to buy a $1056.66 coat and a $671.93 jacket separately, police reports said.

At the department store, police said security directed officers towards a black Nissan Altima where both coats were found. However, police said the woman driving the car sped off when officers approached her.

Police said Gaskin ran away along Maple Ave. and an officer caught up with him in the stairwell of the 60 S. Broadway parking lot. Police said Gaskin fought against being handcuffed but once he was put under arrest, officers found a New York State driving permit with a photo and personal information that did not match Gaskin’s.

He was charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, one count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a misdemeanor, and one count of resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.

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