Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams has frequently told the story of his arrest and beating by NYPD cops in Queens when he was a teenager.
But for the first time, he’s revealed the backstory to the encounter and it involves a part-time prostitute named Micki.
“By the time he was 15, Adams was known as a tough little guy, trusted to run numbers and hold money for older hustlers in his neighborhood,” Fox News political analyst Juan Williams writes in a new profile of the city’s likely next mayor in The Atlantic.
“Life was hustle, and Eric was making it. Hanging out with an older crowd took him into the local strip club, Pier II, where he met a dancer and part-time prostitute named Micki,” Williams continues.
“Micki teased the streetwise kid. Wearing only a tiny bra and G-string, she would chat with little Eric between acts. Then she broke her leg, and Eric went to see her at her apartment. He started running errands for her while she couldn’t dance, picking up groceries, booze, and smoke,” Williams writes.
But once Micki recovered, she kicked her errand boy to the curb.
Adams demanded compensation for the groceries and other work he’d done for her, but she refused to pay him, according to the article.
So Adams and his older brother, Conrad, got into her pad using a key she’d given them and took a television set and money order as repayment.
When Adams tried to cash in the money order, cops nabbed him.
They allegedly beat him so badly at the 103 police precinct in Jamaica, Queens, that he urinated blood for a week.
Despite the experience, Adams became a cop a decade later with a mission to reform the department from within.
A spokesman for Adams said that Williams took “some artistic license” with the profile, but that it’s been well-documented that he was arrested for trespassing because he felt he hand’t been compensated for odd jobs.
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