An uncle of Jordan Neely, the deranged homeless ex-con choked to death on the subway this month, was arrested in New York City near the Port Authority Bus Terminal for stealing purses from restaurants police said.
Christopher Neely, 44, has been acting as a spokesman for the Neely family speaking out about the case and calling for severe punishment for the hero Marine Daniel Penny.
After a brief struggle with police, Neely was cuffed and stuffed and charged with criminal possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, bail jumping and unlawful possession of a weapon.
Christopher said earlier about Penny: “He needs to be prosecuted or he will do it again.
“It’s a smack in the face for Jordan’s family and the people of New York.
“I want this to go to trial.
“He has too much confidence in himself and has to be taught what he did was wrong.”
Penny broke his silence in an interview with