2004-08-06 / Front Page

Beats Up His Mother, Then Six Cops

By Brian Magoolaghan and Carrie Jones

By Brian Magoolaghan and
Carrie Jones

Police wait outside Rockaway Park home where Randy Decorolis allegedly beat his mother, then took on the cops.
Police wait outside Rockaway Park home where Randy Decorolis allegedly beat his mother, then took on the cops.

A Rockaway Park man slammed his mother into a coffee table, beat her with closed fists and then sent six cops to the hospital after wrestling one of them for his gun, according to court records.

The violent episode began on the evening of July 23 when Randy Decarolis, 24, allegedly trashed his mother’s apartment at 110-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Decarolis also lives at the residence. An eyewitness told police she saw Decarolis lift his mother, Kathleen Decarolis, off of the ground and throw her into a table in her living room.

100 Precinct Police said they arrived to find a path of destruction throughout the entire apartment. Decarolis had flung furniture, shattered mirrors and ripped doors from their hinges. Sergeant Robert Borrelli attempted to place Decarolis under arrest, but he was still in the mood to fight. Decarolis tackled Borrelli and tried to grab his firearm from his waistband.

“At that point it became an all out brawl,” said one police officer.

At least five other officers piled on Decarolis to keep him from becoming armed and to place him under arrest. A total of six officers sustained injuries and were treated at a local hospital.

It was unclear what sparked the violent family dispute in which Kathleen Decarolis’ right arm was badly bruised.

Her son is charged with second-degree attempted robbery, six counts of second degree assault, third degree criminal mischief and assault, and six counts of resisting arrest. Queens Criminal Court Judge Robert Raciti set Decarolis’ bail at $5,000 at his July 24 arraignment.

Decarolis is due back in court on August 6.

Robert Knightley, Decarolis’ attorney, could not be reached for comment.

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