Giuliani May Have Falsely Reported Crime



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New York City Mayor Eric Adams suggested Tuesday that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani be investigated for filing a false police report for claiming he was assaulted by a heckler who clapped him on the back Sunday at a Staten Island grocery store. “Someone needs to remind former Mayor Giuliani that falsely reporting a crime is a crime,” Adams told reporters, saying he’d watched security video that undercut Giuliani’s harrowing account. The heckler, who police said cried out “What’s up scumbag?” as he walked away from Giuliani, was arrested and spent more than 24 hours in jail before his arraignment Monday on misdemeanor charges including third-degree assault, the AP reports.

Giuliani, 78, described being hit so hard it felt like being shot with a gun. Adams said he thinks Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon “has the wrong person that he’s investigating. “When you look at the video, the guy basically walked by and patted him on the back,” Adams said. “It was clear that he was not punched in the head. It was clear that it didn’t feel like a bullet. It was clear that he wasn’t about to fall to the ground.” Sunday’s supermarket incident happened as Giuliani was campaigning for his son, Andrew, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor in Tuesday’s primary.


Giuliani gave a profanity laced response when asked about Adams’ comments by the New York Post. He called the mayor a “scumbag.” The heckler was released without bail after the charges were downgraded Monday. He is due back in court Aug. 17. Giuliani was standing with a group of people when a man walking past reached out, touched his back with an open palm and then said something as he walked away. In security video, Giuliani barely reacts when his back was touched, but speaking to fellow Republican radio host Curtis Sliwa on WABC, he said it felt “like somebody shot me.” Later, in a news conference on Facebook, he said it was “as if a boulder hit me.” (Read more Rudy Giuliani stories.)

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