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Bar window smashed, man dragged down road in drunken rampage, police say

Robert Locascio, 47, of Malverne, was arrested for

Robert Locascio, 47, of Malverne, was arrested for an attempted assault which occurred in Island Park on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, according to police. Credit: NCPD

A 47-year-old Malverne man was arrested after a drunken rampage during which he smashed the front window of an Island Park bar and dragged a man more than 100 feet down Long Beach Road with his truck, Nassau County police said.

The disturbance began early Tuesday after the suspect, identified by police as Robert Locascio, of 484 Cornwell Ave., entered The Local Ale House -- only to be refused service, according to a witness who asked not to be named. The witness said Locascio then got a board, a two-by-four, which police said Locascio then used to smash the front window.

After breaking the window, police said, Locascio left in his 1999 Ford Ranger. As he drove off a 29-year-old man, whose identity was not released, hung onto the side of the truck and was "dragged over one hundred feet" down the northbound lanes of Long Beach Road, police said.

The circumstances surrounding the chain of events regarding Locascio fleeing the scene were not immediately clear. Police could not immediately say if Locascio and the victim knew each other. The witness said it appeared the victim was simply a passerby who attempted to intervene.

Police said the victim sustained head injuries, as well as injuries to his face and knees, and was taken to a hospital for treatment. His condition was not known.

Locascio was arrested nearby by Fourth Precinct officers at 2:21 a.m. During the arrest, police said officers recovered a set of metal knuckles.

Locascio was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and with driving while intoxicated. He faces arraignment Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead.


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