New Hyde Park woman victim of attempted extortion

A Staten Island man has been accused of holding a woman against her will for ransom money, and then trying to extort her mother. Police

WOODBURY - A Staten Island man has been accused of holding a woman against her will for ransom money, and then trying to extort her mother. Police say Rudy Santana allegedly held the 35-year-old victim captive in his home after the pair met for drinks in Manhattan. Authorities say Santana then tried to extort $2,000 from the woman's mother, who lives in New Hyde Park. Santana is currently facing grand larceny charges.

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