It’s Crime All the Time at Zuccotti Park

Posted by on Nov 07, 2011 at 7:45 am

Tent City is becoming Camp Crime.

Occupy Wall Street squatters at Zuccotti Park have been busted in recent weeks for incidents ranging from petty thefts to menacing threats and from low-life drug sales to sicko sex attacks, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

The complaints have been a near-daily phenomena since Oct. 11, just about three weeks after a few dozen anti-greed activists began occupying the private park.

“There’s been a spike in crime the last few weeks,” one law-enforcement source said, noting the increasing number of protesters camping out in sleeping bags and tents who are easy prey for criminals.

 It’s unclear what sparked the spike, cops said — the influx of people as the OWS demonstrations gained traction or fed-up protesters overcoming their resistance to reporting crimes.

Among the most violent episodes are three alleged sex attacks, sources said, that weren’t reported to cops for days.

The sources also detailed other troubling instances of violence, including an Oct. 25 bust of Hasan Castillo, 23, of East Orange, NJ, for allegedly intimidating a witness who reported drug-sales activity to cops.

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