A 23-year-old woman has been accused of attacker her 45-year-old ex-boyfriend after she entered his Elmont home in violation of an order of protection on Tuesday evening.

Nassau County police arrested Tricia Mercier and charged her with burglary, assault, criminal contempt, criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police said Mercier made repeated calls that authorities described as “alarming in nature” to the victim, who later heard a horn honk outside his home and the suspect sitting in her car at 6:30 p.m.

Mercier allegedly walked into the victim’s apartment and struck him in the face with a pair of pliers, breaking his glasses.

The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment of bruising and lacerations.

Mercier was taken into custody at the scene and will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.


Long Island Press patrons

Previous articleBoston Marathon Bombing Wounds Nearly 200, 3 Dead
Next articleRicin Likely Mailed to Obama, U.S. Senator
Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.