New York, N.Y. – Founder of the Guardian Angels and talk radio host Curtis Sliwa was arrested outside Gracie Mansion Tuesday morning.
NYPD officers arrested Sliwa as he was reportedly trying to hand Mayor Bill de Blasio a lawsuit.
In a YouTube video, Sliwa is standing just outside the gates of the Mayor’s residence and is heard saying “I want to serve the Mayor.” Sliwa has both arms raised and doesn’t move away from entrance gates as instructed by officers. He is then ushered to the side and handcuffed as a vehicle with tinted windows exits the gates.
A tweet by political activist Michael Faulkner states “Curtis Sliwa was just arrested outside Gracie Mansion for serving Bill de Blasio with papers to disqualify him for WFP ballot line #yeswewill.”
According to the New York Daily News, police arrested Sliwa because he refused to move.
By Patti Neda