A woman who fell asleep on a Q train was allegedly molested by a fellow passenger, and now the police have released a photograph of the suspect in hopes the public can help identify him.
The incident occurred on Friday, August 12, 2016. The 29-year-old woman got onto a southbound Q train from the 34th Street station around 9:45 p.m., heading towards Ocean Parkway. According to the NYPD, she fell asleep and "when the victim awoke to exit the train at the Ocean Parkway subway station, she was informed by a witness that an unidentified individual did touch her chest while she was asleep."
The suspect remained on the train.
Police describe the suspect as approximately 35 years old, 5'9", tall, 175 pounds with a light complexion and brown hair. He was last seen wearing brown sandals, blue shorts, and a pink shirt.
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
If you see or experience sexual misconduct in the subway (this includes seeing a masturbator, being groped, being grinded on, etc.), you can report it to the MTA and police on this website. There's also a place for you to upload photos and/or video. Don't let the perverts win.