As if the L train wasn’t home to enough unpleasantness, now there’s something new for riders to look out for: A groper. Via Gothamist comes the news that police are on the lookout for the man pictured below, who forcibly groped a 25-year-old woman on an L train as it approached Union Square last month. The NYPD says that the incident occurred at 2:45pm on December 11th, and that as the woman rode the train “the suspect groped her buttocks several times. When the train pulled into the station, the victim was able to take a photo of the suspect before he fled.” The NYPD reports that the woman was not otherwise injured.
So if you’ve seen this creep—sorry, this alleged creep—please call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, or go to the NYPD Crimestoppers website and send your tip there. And because the NYPD now knows it’s 2015, you can also text any tip to 274637(CRIMES), and then enter TIP577.
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