A 19-year-old college student from Long Island collapsed inside an East Village lobby then later died early Saturday morning, according to police.
Jocelyn Pascucci, a Stony Brook University student from East Meadow, was found by a doorman unconscious in a building lobby at East 12th Street and Third Avenue around 5:00 a.m.
Authorities say Pascucci had been bar-hopping in the neighborhood and was drunk, which may have exacerbated her heart condition.
Pascucci got separated from friends and walked a short distance to the apartment building, wearing only one shoe. The doorman told police he let her into the building because she looked cold and drunk.
Passcucci was rushed by EMS to Beth Israel Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police said there was no sign of trauma on Pascucci, who was a Marine Vertebrate Biology major at Stony Brook.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Dale has been ousted and replaced after an investigation by the district attorney. The investigation was over a report that Dale told cops to pull over a county bus and arrest a witness involved in an election year dispute, according to Newsday.
Police have cited a Long Island woman for allegedly neglecting her two dogs, authorities said. A Suffolk County cop and an SPCA worker on Wednesday responded to a 911 call to the Deer Park home of Sharon Martinez, 55, where they found two pit bulls, Nina and Papa, severely emaciated and chained to a tree in the back yard, police said.