Driver arrested in Brooklyn attempted rape after victim mistakes suspect for livery driver

CYPRESS HILLS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police said they arrested a suspect in the attempted rape of a Brooklyn woman.

The incident happened on Atlantic Avenue in Cypress Hills on August 6. Police said the 39-year-old victim thought the suspect was a livery driver.

Police said 26-year-old David Ramones, of Queens, was charged with attempted rape, menacing, assault and weapons possession.

Ramones was arrested after community members provided tips to the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Program.

Instead of driving the victim to her destination, Ramones stopped behind a fast food restaurant, pulled out a gun and beat the woman in the face and body.

Investigators said he then tried to rape the woman, but she fought him off.

He apparently got back into the driver seat, took her to an unknown location and forced her out of the vehicle.

She transported herself to Jamaica Hospital, where she was treated and released.

The victim suffered pain and bruising to her face and torso.

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