STUYVESANT TOWN — A deli worker tried to rape a woman after delivering food to her Stuyvesant Town apartment, NYPD said.
Luis Corpeno, 27, who works for Fraiche Maxx on Park Avenue South, brought an order to the victim’s East 20th Street apartment just after midnight on Nov. 1 and then asked if he could use her bathroom, police said.
When he returned from the bathroom, Corpeno grabbed the 26-year-old woman's face and told her to kiss him. When she refused, he threw her on the couch, tried to take off her shirt and groped her, according to a criminal complaint from the Manhattan District Attorney's office.
The woman fought off Corpeno, and he fled down the building's stairs, police said. Police caught up to him about an hour later at the Fraiche Maxx where he worked at 213 Park Ave. South and arrested him, according to the police report.
Corpeno was charged with attempted rape and sexual abuse. His bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond, and he was still being held at Rikers Island as of Tuesday, according to prosecutors and the Department of Correction's website. He is due back in court on Nov. 6.
Fraiche Maxx manager Joel Kim said Corpeno had not yet been fired, and that management was waiting to hear his side of the story before taking further action.
“We don't know what really happened," Kim said. "We have to talk to him first."
Corpeno's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Other recent crimes in the 13th Precinct include:
► A Kips Bay fortuneteller stole $12,000 from a woman after promising to give her healing crystals that would rid her of bad spirits, police said.
Christine Williams, 39, told the victim that she would give her eight healing crystals, for $1,100 a piece, but even after the victim met Williams at her apartment at 120 Lexington Ave. over the course of several months and gave her a total of $12,000 between May to October 2014, she never got the promised stones in return, according to the criminal complaint.
Williams was arrested in her apartment at about 6 p.m. on Oct. 29, police said. She was charged with grand larceny, a felony, and her bail was set at $5,000 cash or bond, according to the DA's office.
She is due back in court on Jan. 5, 2015. Her attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.