Former Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five member Kidd Creole has been arrested and charged with fatally stabbing a homeless ex-con who he thought was hitting on him Tuesday night.
Police say Creole, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, was arrested Wednesday and accused of killing John Jolly, 55, in Midtown Manhattan.
Glover, 57, works near the scene of the murder as a handyman and security guard and was on his way to work. Police said he had a run-in with Jolly, who was drunk at the time.
Sources told the New York Daily that Glover reportedly thought Jolly — a convicted rapist and sex offender — was hitting on him.
“He turned, interpreting that the guy was making an advance toward him,” the source said. “One thing led to another, and he shivved him twice in the chest.”
Pedestrians called 911 for Jolly because they assumed he passed out. Medics, who were surprised to see multiple stab wounds in his chest, rushed Jolly to Bellevue Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead.
Glover was partly identified through surveillance video.
Jolly served 5 years in prison for beating and raping a 42-year-old woman in 1997. He then went back to prison in 2008 and did nearly 3 years on a weapons charge.