New York City Mayor Eric Adams wants the Staten Island district attorney to investigate former Mayor Rudy Giuliani for falsely reporting a crime after an incident at a Shop Rite.
Daniel Gill, 39, a Shop Rite worker, approached Giuliani from behind and slapped him on the back at the Charleston store around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, according to police.
Security camera video of the incident was made public.
Mayor Adams was asked about the incident Tuesday during an event about new childcare options available in the city. Adams said the incident and statements made by Giuliani were exaggerated.
“I looked at the video, and someone needs to remind former Mayor Giuliani that falsely reporting a crime is a crime,” said Adams.
“It hurt tremendously. I did not know what it was. I had no idea what it was and all of a sudden I heard someone yell something at me I can’t repeat about what I am,” Giuliani said in a Facebook Live on Monday morning. “Curse words. Dirty curse words and then some more dirty curse words and then a few more as he retreated, ran away. And he kept menacing and threatening.”
“And from what he stated about being punched in the head, felt like a bullet, from what he stated that was a lot of creativity. I think the district attorney has the wrong person he is investiga… (Read more)