A 73 year old woman was attached by a 22 year old man while she was practicing tai chi at Kissena Park in Queens. Robert McKeon punched and then dragged the woman to some bushes yesterday morning and tried to rape her. Other parkgoers had called the police, who arrested McKeon after a chase, finding his boxers and sneakers along the way; McKeon was charged with "assault, unlawful imprisonment, rape, resisting arrest, harassment and marijuana possession." Parkgoers were stunned, with one saying, "I'm shocked that it was attempted rape. We never had any perverts in the parks," and City Councilman John Liu called the attack "mind-boggling." The NY Post reports McKeon is the son of a firefighter, and the Daily News says he has no criminal record.
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