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Wheatley Heights Man Charged in Assault With Fire Extinguisher

A Wheatley Heights man has been accused of beating a man with a fire extinguisher that the suspect believed the victim used to spray the suspect’s Maserati in Massapequa nine months ago.

Nassau County police said Robert Baker, 28, walked into the 51-year-old victim’s place of employment on Merrick Road, accused him of spraying a fire extinguisher in the grill and tail pipes of his sports car and then hit the victim with the device in the head Jan. 2.

Baker was arrested early Thursday morning upon his release from Suffolk County jail, where he was being held on an unrelated charge, police said.

The victim had been treated for lacerations and contusions.

Baker was will be arraigned Thursday on an assault charge at First District Court in Hempstead.

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