NYPD: Woman Fights Off Attempted Rapist With Coffee

February 22, 2019 - 2:12 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A woman managed to escape a man trying to rape her by throwing coffee in his face, police say.

The suspect had followed the 51-year-old woman into the vestibule of an apartment building near Seaman Avenue and Academy Street in Inwood Thursday morning, according to the NYPD.

Police say he pushed her into a hallway shortly before 10 a.m. and tried to pull down her pants. 

That's when she threw coffee in his face and he took off out of the building. 

The NYPD announced Friday afternoon that 38-year-old Victor Cueto has been arrested and charged with attempted rape, burglary and sexual abuse in connection with the incident.