Last week, a reader contacted us about a recent horrible subway ride, explaining, "This morning I had a man sit next to me and place a bag over his lap. My eyes were closed so he assumed I was asleep. He proceeded to grope and fondle at my leg." Now, the police are looking for him.

This happened on July 21st, 2015 at about 8:15 a.m., near the DeKalb Avenue - Flatbush Avenue station on a southbound Q train. The woman told us, "When I realized it was not an accidental touch, I knocked his bag off his lap and he moved. I then realized he was sitting next to another sleeping girl. I moved down the train and sure enough he was fondling her under his back pack. I called him out on the train and he exited at Barclays Center. He is the man in stripes."

She was hesitant about reporting the incident, because one time she had been "held in a cab by a driver once while he grabbed my leg and said inappropriate things." Apparently cops had told her that they "don't do anything unless genitals are touched." I suggested that she report it via the MTA's website—there is a place where you can upload photos—and detectives did interview her the day after she submitted the report.

On Saturday, the NYPD released their official plea for the public's help in identifying the man, noting that the suspect "is described as a male with black hair who was last seen wearing sunglasses, a V-neck striped t-shirt, tan shorts, white shoes and was holding an Adidas sport's bag." Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

The tipster is glad she reported it. "The detectives have been great," she writes. "I did not think they would do anything about it at all."