John Martinez, the accused "ice pick bandit" who was picked up in New Jersey
after allegedly cornering and robbing at least six women in elevators in the Bronx's Co-op City and Manhattan's Stuyvesant Town, was indicted yesterday.
Today, the New York Post says
Martinez (who prosecutors have called "a persistent violent felon") told the arresting officers he was "sick," while a cousin tells the Daily News
he was just mugging people because he was stressed about buying Christmas gifts. Because nothing says "holiday cheer" like being threatened with an ice pick for your wallet. [SH