News Robert Andersen charged with punching William White, who refused to buy Statue of Liberty tickets, NYPD says The Statue of Liberty is shown in this undated image. Photo Credit: shandysnaps via Flickr By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox Updated February 17, 2016 1:38 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email A 25-year-old man was charged on Wednesday with punching a tourist from Arizona, who then suffered a skull fracture when his head hit the pavement, police said. Robert Andersen was charged with assault, two days after he allegedly attacked 33-year-old William White in front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal. White was attacked after he turned down an offer by a woman to buy tickets to see the famous landmark at about 3:30 p.m. on Monday, cops said. Police said she walked away, but Andersen is accused of retaliating. recommended reading Major crime in NYC by borough Moments later — and without saying a word — Andersen allegedly sucker punched him. White fell and hit his head on the ground, police said. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center and treated for a fractured skull. Attorney information for Andersen was not immediately available. By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.