Eric Adams Aide Before Being Robbed At Gunpoint: ‘I Work For The Mayor!’

An aide to Mayor Eric Adams was robbed at gunpoint while scouting a location for a mayoral visit in Brooklyn on July 5, 2022. (William Miller)

Sometimes even the left cannot escape the consequences of progressive policies! A close aide of New York City mayor Eric Adams was mugged at gunpoint in broad daylight as he was exploring Brooklyn amid skyrocketing episodes of crime, law enforcement officials told The New York Post.

The violent crime took place despite the victim warning the alleged criminals that he is a well-connected government official.

“You don’t want to do this. I work for the mayor,” Adams aide Christopher Baugh reportedly told the two goons.

But no matter. The crooks ignored the warning, with sources telling The Post that one lifted his shirt to reveal a pistol to the Adams aide.

The New York Post reported:

The incident began when the victim — Manhattan resident Christopher Baugh, 33 — refused to turn over his wallet and cellphone, telling the robbers, “Get out of my way,” cops said.

Instead, one stuck his leg out behind Baugh and the other pushed him to the ground.

After he failed to convince them to leave him alone, they rifled his pockets and swiped his city-issued phone and a wallet holding five credit cards, cops said.

Both of the violent thugs who robbed the victim were reported to be black men — one wearing a blue and white sweatshirt and the other donning sunglasses and a blue mask.

Long-time Democrat political consultant Hank Sheinkopf warned the robbers’ fearlessness foreshadowed a dark picture for the city’s future.

“New Yorkers would feel a lot better if the muggers were afraid of committing a crime against a mayor’s staffer. They were not,” he said.

“That’s all you need to know. New Yorkers are going to feel less safe.”

The brazen crime was in broad daylight — The Post reports it unfolded around 10:30 a.m. on a traffic island at the intersection of Navy and York streets.

Baugh declined to comment on the matter. Adams press secretary Fabien Levy offered words on the matter, saying that “Chris works hard for the city every day, and he deserves to be safe while conducting his job, just like every other New Yorker.”

“Public safety has been Mayor Adams’ top priority since day one and that is why the NYPD is working diligently every day to reduce crime,” Levy said.

“As the mayor said today, he wants results as quickly as possible, and while we have seen progress over the last few months — taking more than 3,000 guns off the streets and reducing shootings and homicides by double digits — there is no overnight fix.”

Levy stressed that the mugging of Baugh “only further highlights the urgency to get dangerous guns and dangerous people off our streets as quickly as possible.”

New York City Mayor Eric Adams was elected in part on a campaign promise to restore order amid skyrocketing levels of violent crime. Such promises appear to have been largely unfulfilled — major crimes in The Big Apple have only surged since he assumed office.

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