A woman who asked for directions to Penn Station ended up being sexually assaulted by a man who said he'd take her there, police say. Now authorities have released video of the suspect.
The incident happened this past Sunday, September 11th, at 1:35 a.m.: According to the NYPD, a 22-year-old woman was walking near East 39th Street and Lexington Avenue when she asked a stranger where Penn Station was: "The individual told the victim to follow him, and he then misled her as they began to walk downtown. While walking southbound on 5th Avenue, at the intersection of West 15th Street, the individual pushed the victim inside of a double phone booth where proceeded to sexually abuse her."
The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital for observation.
The suspect, who fled the scene, is described as having a light complexion and dark hair, and was last seen wearing a red American Eagle t-shirt, blue jeans and Converse sneakers. The video from 260 5th Avenue:
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