Vincent Arcona has likely never been accused of being the sharpest knife in the drawer.
The 27-year-old (above and first photo below) was being questioned at the Midtown South station around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday as a person of interest in a recent shooting near Penn Station, and while sitting in the interrogation room, according to the criminal complaint, he reached â€˜into his buttocks areaâ€™ to â€˜remove an object that appeared to be drug packagingâ€™.
He then â€˜took the substance out of the packaging … and inhaled the substance that appeared to be heroinâ€™.
At his arraignment hearing Saturday, he was charged with tampering with physical evidence and possession of a controlled substance. Heâ€™s still being investigated as an accomplice in the shooting.
The suspected shooter, Francisco Alsina, (below) 23, was also caught in Rhode Island Thursday.