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Teens arraigned for subway knife attack on Queens Vietnam vet

| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Five women were arraigned in court yesterday for the stabbing of a Queens man on the number 6 train.

Starmeik Driggins, 19, was charged with attempted assault, assault and riot, and was given a $15,000 bail, according to court records. Sheyla Figueroa, 18, Michelle Rodriguez, 19, Martha Bermudez, 17 and Sha-steva Burdos, 17, were charged with attempted assault, riot and disorderly conduct.

Around 6 a.m. Sunday, Ralph Carnegary, a 63-year-old Vietnam veteran, was travelling from the Long Island City veteran shelter where he is living to his job as a souvenir vendor in Lower Manhattan on the 6 train, according to media reports, when he confronted a group of young women who he thought were being rowdy. Driggins then allegedly stabbed him in the shoulder as the train was between the 28th and 23rd Street stops.

Driggins claims that Carnegary was the instigator when he punched her girlfriend, and she was just defending her, the Daily News reported.

The defendants next court date is scheduled for Wednesday.

‘Picture’ perfect arrest for Queens groper caught by cell phone

| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

A Queens groper has had his future fondling plans foiled by a cell phone.

Froylan Andrade, a 39-year-old Hispanic male from East Elmhurst, has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse for groping a 19-year-old woman while she waited for the 6 train at the Union Square station on the morning of October 23.

According to police, Andrade approached his victim from behind at approximately 9:55 a.m., grabbed her shoulder, lifted her dress and grabbed her private areas.

Andrade then entered the same train car as his victim, who cleverly used her cell phone to photograph the alleged pervert.

Police were able to utilize the “mug shot” in apprehending him in East Harlem on November 6.

Andrade was arraigned on November 8, and his bail was set at $2,500 cash, with a bond of $5,000. According to a law enforcement source, his next court appearance will be on November 10, at which time the prosecution will notify the court if a grand jury has opted to indict.