City Councilman Steve Levin had a very unlucky day over the weekend.
At 5:40 a.m. Sunday morning, Levin received a call from the 84th precinct saying someone had been arrested for breaking into his Boerum Hill district office.
When Levin ran downstairs to get into his car and drive to the office, he discovered that his car had been stolen from outside his Greenpoint apartment.
“I had to call back the 84th precinct and tell them I was too busy filing a stolen car report with the 94th precinct to come down to the office,” Levin said.
Louis Adule, 22, is accused of breaking into Levin’s office and attempting to steal a flat-screen TV and two computer monitors.
According to the Brooklyn district attorney, Adule faces charges of third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief, attempted petty larceny and trespass.
Louis Adule’s attorney, Eric Hildebrand, declined to comment.
The car has still not been found. “I still hold out hope that the car will be returned,” said Levin. “I just finished paying it off.”
Levin urges people to keep an eye out for the vehicle. “It’s a red 2000 Honda Civic, with two doors, an Obama bumper sticker, and dents on the driver’s side,” said Levin. “Please return my car.”
Levin’s experience has taught him to take more precautions against crime.
“When you’re the victim of two felonies in one night it makes you look at crime threats much more closely,” Levin said.