CYPRESS PARK, Brooklyn — A man accused of pistol whipping a woman and trying to rape her in a Wendy’s parking lot after she got in his vehicle thinking it was a livery car has been arrested, police said Wednesday.
David Ramones, 26, of South Ozone Park in Queens, face charges of rape, menacing, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, according to police.
The 39-year-old victim, who is believed to have been intoxicated, got into the car early on Aug. 6 in front of a Fulton Street address, police sources said. She thought it was 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.
Detectives and community members worked together to apprehend the man, NYPD Chief Dermot Shea tweeted.