Suspected Butt Slapper Arrested; Cops Say Anti-Semitism Not Suspected

The serial butt slapper, whose dozen-or-more unwanted touchings on subways in and around Crown Heights were reported yesterday, may be in custody. Cops think Frankie Hatton, 21, is their man. He was picked up yesterday at the corner of Union and Albany Streets, and he has been identified by at least one of his victims in a line-up. The Crown Heights Shomrim (neighborhood watch), which had apparently been notified of the molestations by local victim and was on the lookout for the offender says, "We are happy to hear that this creep has been apprehended, and we want to congratulate the SVU detectives for the arrest." NYPD told the Chabad Lubavitch Community News Service that "we do not believe this was anti-Semitic in nature, or the work of a group, but rather a single perverted individual."

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