FreeWilliamsburg points out a Williamsboard post about cops taking liberties on the Hipster High Street:
Im walking down bedford avenue today with a friend of mine, and all of a sudden I feel someone grab the hood of my hoodie and pull me back. initially I thought it would be a friend. middle of the day, bedford ave, etc. turns out its the man. I turn around and he immediately reaches into my front pocket and says "oh, thats just a pen. theres been some robberies around here lately". I dont say anything, we both turn and go our different ways.
Jeez, do they think this is Arizona or something?