Queens man who allegedly assaulted a Lyft driver in Manhattan turns himself in to police

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A Queens Village man was arrested 10 days after he allegedly attacked a Lyft driver that was stopped in traffic in Manhattan, authorities say.

Emilio Carpenay, 25, turned himself in to police custody on Jan. 28. He was charged with assault and criminal mischief.

According to police, at 1:20 p.m. on Jan. 18, Carpenay used a bicycle lock to smash the front windshield and rear window of the 23-year-old male victim’s car, which was stopped in traffic in the vicinity of East 40th Street and Fifth Avenue.

When the victim stepped out of his car to avoid the shattered glass from the windshield, authorities said, Carpenay allegedly proceeded to hit the victim in the head and back with the bike lock.

After the victim managed to get away, police noted, Carpenay climbed onto the Lyft driver’s car, screamed aloud and stomped over the vehicle’s roof and hood. He then jumped off the car and fled the scene westbound on 40th Street on a black and green bicycle.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.


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