We don’t have a lot of details about this crime yet, but Fucked in Park Slope has an account from yet another woman who has been attacked in Brooklyn. The attack went down last night at around 11:30 p.m. While there’s no confirmation that the assault is the work of the man or men who is/are still on the loose, the incident does fit the pattern of the other attacks:
Last night I had a late work dinner in Manhattan. At a little before 11:30pm I was walking home from the F train on 8th Ave and 9th St. On my block (12th street between 8th Ave and PPW), very close to my house a man grabbed me from behind. One of his arms was around my neck and he was pulling me backwards, and his other hand (I was wearing a dress) went up my skirt. I fought him as hard as I could. I screamed really loud and scratched him very good. My neighbors, who were sitting on the stoop of the house, came running when they heard my screams. I don’t think the guy saw them when he decided to attack me. The guy ran off. He was 5’4, dark hair, wearing a black tank top. One of my neighbors ran after him but couldn’t catch him. I was shaking. I could not believe what just happened to me. It wasn’t even that late. I came home and told my husband what happened. He ran downstairs. I knew the guy was long gone. Our neighbors told my husband that they already called the cops. When cops still didn’t show up by 1:00am I went to bed. I couldn’t sleep, I just kept replaying in my head what happened to me. Park Slope is such a safe neighborhood and that’s the reason we moved here and decided to raise our children here. I can’t help but feel helpless in this situation. What do I do now? Is anyone out there looking for this guy? Or is someone actually has to be brutally raped or worse — really hurt — before something is done? Now that it gets dark early is it not safe for women to walk around anymore? I wanted to share this with all of you.
According to Erica at FIPS, police still hadn’t arrived on the scene at 1 a.m. even though neighbors immediately called the cops when it happened at 11:30. However, DCPI just told us that there was no 911 call reporting an assault in that location last night, so either someone’s lying here or there’s something else going on with this story. Curious. We’ll update if we get more info.
Once again, here’s the first police sketch of the suspect(s):
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