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Police say NY landlord arrested after bungee cord assault

July 6, 2019
In this July 6, 2019 photo provided by the Nassau County Police Department in Mineola, N.Y., Natalie Lapels of Wantagh, N.Y., is shown. Police arrested Lapolosa on Friday, July 5, after her tenant accused her of attacking her from behind by wrapping a bungee cord around her neck and punching her repeatedly in the head and face. Lapolosa was arrested on charges of third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing. (Nassau County Police Department via AP)
In this July 6, 2019 photo provided by the Nassau County Police Department in Mineola, N.Y., Natalie Lapels of Wantagh, N.Y., is shown. Police arrested Lapolosa on Friday, July 5, after her tenant accused her of attacking her from behind by wrapping a bungee cord around her neck and punching her repeatedly in the head and face. Lapolosa was arrested on charges of third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing. (Nassau County Police Department via AP)

WANTAGH, N.Y. (AP) — 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.