SI beating suspect arrested again

April 16, 2009 12:25:49 PM PDT
One of the teens awaiting sentencing for beating up a Staten Island man on Election Night is under arrest again, and federal prosecutors want him thrown back behind bars. Authorities say 18-year-old Bryan Garaventa was charged with vandalizing his girlfriend's car, threatening to blow up the car and making harassing phone calls to her on Tuesday night.

Garaventa witnessed the ex-girlfriend dropping a unknown man off at the intersection of Remsen Street and Cornelia Avenue at around 10:50 p.m., according to sources.

He then became enraged, kicking and breaking parts of the vehicle, causing dents and a broken right door handle, authorities said.

Later, Garaventa allegedly called his girlfriend's phone some 10 times.

One time, he apparently said, "If you don't answer your phone, I'm going to come to your house and blow up your car."

On another call, he allegedly said, "If you don't answer your phone, I'm going to come and kick your front door in."

Then, he was reportedly spotted by the ex-girlfriend's mother seated in her car at around 1 a.m., rummaging through her vehicle.

Garaventa was charged with felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor charges of menacing, unauthorized use of a vehicle, aggravated harassment and stalking.

Garaventa was one of the four men convicted of going on a racism-fueled Election Night crime spree that left one man in a coma. He was out on $250,000 bail and is awaiting sentencing on federal civil rights violations.

Upon learning of his arrest, federal prosecutors filed a motion to have Garaventa's bail revoked.


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