Police said the incident happened around 7 p.m. on Tuesday while Daniel C. Toone, 30, was driving westbound on the Long Island Expressway with a 28-year-old female passenger. According to investigators, the two began to fight and the argument quickly escalated.
“Tone began to punch the victim in the face, breaking her glasses and injuring her eye,” police said in a news release. He then allegedly pulled over to the highway’s emergency lane and “physically kicked the victim out of the vehicle.”
Cops allege he took her cell phone, cash and personal papers from her pocketbook and drove off – leaving the woman standing on the side of the highway. A passerby stopped and called the police. The victim had injuries to her face and knees, police said.
Toone was arrested at his home in Yonkers on Friday, but had a “struggle” with officers. Two Yonkers police officer suffered minor injuries during the altercation, according to Nassau police.
Toone was charged with second-degree robbery and second-degree reckless endangerment. He was awaiting arraignment Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.