Police: Joseph Ferraro arrested for beating Bohemia man with mallet, extorting family

Prosecutors say Ferraro worked with the victim. Ferraro

Prosecutors say Ferraro worked with the victim. Ferraro told prosecutors that the victim owed him money. (July 26, 2014 5:42 PM)

A Brentwood man is accused of attacking a sleeping man with a mallet and extorting money from his family.

Police say Joseph Ferraro, 27, broke into the victim’s trailer home in Bohemia and beat the man Friday night. They say he then called the victim's father and threatened to further harm his son if he did not receive cash.

The father dropped off the money and the victim was taken to...

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