A Levittown man was arrested in Elmont Saturday night after allegedly choking a teen and impersonating a federal agent.
According to Nassau County detectives, around 10:15 p.m., Fifth Precinct police officers responded for a disturbance at Meacham Avenue and Eagle Avenue.
Upon arrival, officers observed Warren Collins, 57, of Levittown, holding an 18-year-old female victim on the ground and choking her, police said. Collins and the victim were separated.
Collins then identified himself to officers as a federal agent, police said. An investigation determined that the defendant misrepresented himself and had confronted the victim about possible alcohol possession.
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The victim was removed to a local hospital where she was treated and released.
Collins was charged with criminal impersonation in the first degree and obstruction of breathing. In addition, Collins had an open warrant for unauthorized use of a vehicle in the third degree. He was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday.
The arrest information was supplied by the Nassau County Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.