The New York Police Department (NYPD) released video footage on Thursday showing a man following a woman before pinning her to the ground and inappropriately touching her in broad daylight in New York City before fleeing the scene.
A 35-year-old woman was walking in East Williamsburg in Brooklyn shortly after 8 p.m. Monday when she noticed a man following her, according to the NYPD. The woman then turned the corner of Stagg Street and the suspect continued to chase her.
The footage, shared on Twitter by the NYPD, shows the woman walking alone with the suspect just a few feet behind her. At one point, she stops briefly to let him pass.
The video then shows the woman walking when the man comes running up and tackles her from behind, forcing her to the ground. He is then seen above the victim for several seconds before she appears to strike him with an object in her right hand, prompting the attacker to stand up and run away. Watch the video below:
The suspect reached for a woman’s shorts and “forcibly grabbed her buttocks”
Police said the man held the woman down, reached into her shorts and “forcibly grabbed her butt.” The woman was not physically injured and refused medical treatment.
The NYPD released a video of the incident and the man they are looking for, in hopes the public can help identify or locate him and is offering a reward of $ 3,500 for information that leads upon his arrest.
Police described the suspect as being around 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing around 165 pounds with an average build and dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, green camouflage pants and black sneakers.
Man caught licking woman’s butt at Brooklyn beauty store last week
This is the second such incident to occur in a Brooklyn neighborhood in a week. As reported by PIX11, last week the NYPD opened an investigation after a man was filmed sexually assaulting a woman at a beauty store in Brooklyn.
Police said the woman was in the Sutter Avenue store in the Brownsville section when the unidentified man approached her from behind. As the victim leaned over to take an item out of a refrigerator, the man began to lick her buttocks and fled the store when confronted by the woman.