Nassau County

NY Landlord Arrested After Bungee Cord Assault: Police

The tenant told police the landlord fled after the alleged attack

What to Know

  • Police say a landlord wrapped a bungee cord around her tenant's neck and punched her after a dispute escalated
  • Nassau County police responded to a report of an assault in Wantagh late Friday
  • The landlord was arrested on charges of third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing

Police on Long Island say a landlord-tenant dispute resulted in an arrest after the landlord wrapped a bungee cord around the tenant's neck and punched her.

Nassau County police responded to a report of an assault in Wantagh late Friday.

A 30-year-old woman told police that her landlord had grabbed her from behind, wrapped a bungee cord around her neck and punched her repeatedly in the head and face. The tenant said the landlord had then fled.

Police were summoned to the same location a short time later. The tenant told police her landlord had returned and was threatening her.

Landlord Natalie Lapolosa was arrested on charges of third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing.

It's not clear if the 43-year-old Lapalosa has a lawyer who can speak for her.

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