Around 4 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, a woman was passed out on the southbound 4 train around 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue when a man decided it would be a good idea to grope her.
NYPD describes the still-unidentified suspect as a Latino in his thirties. He was caught on a passenger’s cell phone camera wearing blue jeans, a jean jacket, and a black hoodie. He was taped sitting next to the victim, also Hispanic, while groping between her legs with his left hand while waving the camera away with his right. When the onlooker didn’t turn the camera off, he continued and escalated the fondling by using his right hand as well to reach under the sleeping woman’s skirt.
The victim only stirred once, to push him away, but he continued to sexually abuse her. Authorities say if you know or are the late-night scumbag, to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous hotline at (800) 577-TIPS, or to visit the website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.