CYPRESS HILLS, Brooklyn — A man pistol whipped a woman, then tried to rape her in a Wendy's parking lot after she got into his vehicle, thinking it was a livery car, police said Sunday.
The 39-year-old victim, who is believed to have been intoxicated, got into the car early Monday morning on Aug. 6 in front of a Fulton Street address, police sources said. She thought it was her a car she'd called for with an app.
The driver took her around the corner to the parking lot of a Wendy's, then beat her face and chest with a gun, an NYPD spokesperson said. She fought the man off when he tried to rape her. He got back in the driver's seat and took the woman to a third location where he forced her out of the car. She went to a hospital and was treated for bruising to her face and torso.
No arrests have been made. Police have asked for help identifying the attacker, a man who is believed to be in his 20s. He has a thin build and was last seen wearing a baseball cap, white T-shirt and jeans.
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