A Port Washington oncologist scratched his ex-wife's boyfriend's Corvette with a screwdriver, causing $10,000 in damage to the sports car, officials said Thursday.
Dr. Robert S. Weiner, 62, a Port Washington resident who has an internal medicine, hematology and oncology practice in Lake Success, was arrested at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday and charged with second-degree criminal mischief, according to a felony criminal complaint.
Weiner scratched the driver's side of the white 2014 Corvette at about 2 a.m. Sept. 4 in front of a Port Washington residence less than half a mile from where he lives causing $10,037.02 in damage, according to the complaint.DataLI crime stats
Nassau Assistant District Attorney Kristy D'Ambrosio said during Weiner's arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead that Weiner took a "screwdriver to his ex-wife's new boyfriend's Corvette" and requested a $5,000 bond. Authorities spoke to the boyfriend, whose name was not released, and a witness, and have a "statement of admission from the defendant and the surveillance video of the crime," according to the complaint.
Port Washington police, who arrested Weiner, declined Thursday to provide any information on the case. They also declined to release Weiner's mug shot.
Weiner's Legal Aid Society attorney listed her client's credentials -- an oncologist and a New York University graduate -- in requesting that Nassau District Court Judge Paul Meli release Weiner from custody. She also said Weiner has no criminal record and has two children, ages 11 and 12.
Meli ordered Weiner to stay away from the Corvette owner and released Weiner on his own recognizance. He's due back in court on Wednesday.
Weiner, who did not enter a plea, told Newsday outside the courtroom: "We had an agreement and she violated the agreement," referring to his ex-wife. "This was retribution to that. This complaint was retribution to me getting custody of my kids."
Weiner declined to comment further.
Neither Weiner's ex-wife nor her new boyfriend could be reached for comment.