A woman was terrorized by a man with a bag of feces in Manhattan on Monday, and now police are hoping video will help the public identify the revolting perpetrator.
The NYPD says that on June 27th, at 6 p.m., a 27-year-old woman was walking down East 74th Street, between First and York Avenues, when a man approached her from behind, grabbed her waist, shoved "a bag of feces down her pants and grabbed her buttocks." After shoving her, the suspect fled west down East 74th.
Video shows the disturbing incident, which features the suspect appearing to take off a pair of gloves and throwing them to the side:
The victim ran into a nearby parking garage; an attendant told the Daily News, "She couldn't speak. She was shaking. She couldn't even call 911. She tried twice." Her boyfriend and mother brought clean clothes for her; the attendant added that the suspect "is insane. He was dirty ... There was a guy across the street who screamed, ‘Hey, you! What’s happening?’ And he ran off."
The male suspect is described as 40 years old, 6' tall and 200 pounds. It's unclear if the feces were human or animal.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.