May 18. 2018 By Christian Murray
The police are looking for a man who allegedly grabbed a 52-year-old woman’s buttocks on the No. 7 train near Queensboro Plaza last week.
The woman was riding a Flushing-bound train on Thursday, May 10 at about 3:10 p.m. when the suspect grabbed the victim’s buttocks and lower back.
The victim was not hurt.
The suspect is described as Hispanic, in his 30s and approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
F you….if someone gropes me on a train, I’m calling the cops. I’m a taxpaying citizen and-can and will call the cops when I’m violated as a human being
I’ve seen these type of men on the subway line 7 – standing around just disrobing women with stare and filming them as well on their cell phones, They are predominantly central and South American, Mexican, South Asian. Just yesterday saw one on 61st street station in woodside, a “Perverso” for sure. They are PREDATORS and act on their sexual urges. If this guy is ever arrested they should check his immigration status and see if he was ever apprehended entering the USA illegally, could probably be deported easily if he has an outstanding removal order. Oh forgot NYC is a sanctuary city, they won’t do that.
I understand your frustration. Anyone caught violating someone’s body should be sent to jail and ostracized for the rest of their lives. Please don’t make this a immigrantion thing. There are plenty of rapists born in this country and they come in all colors.
You guys who are upset that she called the cops… realize that this dude has probably groped people before, if not worse. Maybe, almost certainly, getting busted will prevent something else from happening. Would you be so cavalier if it was your daughter or wife or mother who had been grabbed? “Sorry, dear, but you’re a wimpy snowflake and if a guy wants to grab your ass on the subway you just have to suck it up, it’s tradition.” Right.
JT- Sorry there is no train service we have a police emergency at Queensboro Plaza.
JT- Nobody said they were “upset” because the woman phoned the police. Stop exaggerating and putting words in peoples mouths. People stated they felt this incident of groping didn’t arise to the level of having policeman taken off patrol to take a report and it appears they are right. I bet you are new in town. News flash everybody’s girlfriend, mother, sister, wife, aunt and grandmother has been a victim of a groper. When you finally meet a girl here ask her. Unwanted touching is always wrong. Not every fight, argument, fender bender or late child from school warrants a call to police. I always hated the term snowflake but it sure does fit.
Anon–I hesitate to respond to your confused comment since you kind of make my point for me. But yeah, if you read below, I think “upset” is a fair word to describe how sean and sunnyside feel about her having called the cops. You may argue that the reason is because an officer is taken out of circulation–the reason is moot– they’re upset that an officer was called. You assert that because every woman has experienced it, it somehow makes it part of acceptable daily life? Thats ridiculous. It’s not being late for school. It’s not an argument. It’s all the more reason to report it–so that it might be stopped going forward. I think you know that. Not sure what’s going on with you that you think otherwise and then diverge to question me personally? How would being new to New York have any impact on anything (I’ve been here 20 years this year and written books about the city, but so what?). Be mature. Mature men are okay with women doing what they need in order to protect themselves. I’m okay if the train is late one day if a guys is getting busted for groping someone. You and Sean and Sunnyside should be too.
@jt: anyone who is arrogant enough to use the word moot in a discussion like this is truly moot.
moot is an arrogant word? in troll land, yes. for someone named donald, yes. get back under the bridge, you troll
JT, If you knew the feeling of horror and frustration somebody felt trying to subdue a drugged up psycho beating a woman to a pulp, while waiting for police who were busy responding to an “unfounded noise complaint.” I know I lived it. I agree with those posting here saying the NYPD has bigger issues. You’re blowing what the people say, who don’t agree with you, out of proportion. They’re stating the obvious, don’t waste police manpower and resources on non emergencies we will have a safer city. We didn’t reach these levels of panic over a grope in the 50’s and 60’s and we had a safer city. I know I was there. Stop panicking JT not every offensive act needs a cop. Grow up.
Thankfully, you all are a dying breed of macho idiots.
JT: You wouldn’t help stop a psycho from pummeling a woman? You sound pretty cowardly, good thing for “macho idiots”. Hopefully, your breed of cowards dies out even sooner. Women would definitely be much safer.
Hey JT- The dude answered your question “Would you be so cavalier if it was your daughter or wife or mother who had been grabbed?” Anonymous didn’t assert anything, he answered your question. Also anonymous said “a late child from school” not always warranting a call to police, nothing about an issue of being late for school. You need to take a remedial reading class, you make things up.
grasping at straws, buddy. give it up, you lost.
This never would have happened if we’d had a wall.
Catcallers and these types of people need to be stopped!
he has been caught
The headline reads as though we should be shocked that a man would touch the butt of a 52-year old woman. The age of the women is completely unimportant.
There are crimes and below actual crimes there is this nonsense. The stage is being set for a ridiculous law suit. Somebody is looking to get paid.
//perhaps my language earlier was too harsh and my post was not permitted
To paraphrase: You’re a jerk
@Lou- It’s common etiquette to address a comment to the person you are attempting to engage. I think Tom is absolutely right. What danger was this woman or anyone else in for that matter that police are called, an officer taken out of circulation, a report is taken and filed and ultimately court dockets booked (when this perp is ultimately apprehended)? As unpleasant as an unwanted grope may be it doesn’t arrive to the level of this type of hysteria, plain and simple. To quote this article which is probably quoting the police report, ” Thursday, May 10 at about 3:10 p.m. when the suspect grabbed the victim’s buttocks and lower back.
The victim was not hurt.” Years ago this “masher” would have been publicly shamed and humiliated, yes these incidents have been going on for centuries. Don’t worry this woman will be compensated in a civil suit costing the tax payers tens of thousands of dollars because this woman potentially had her morning commute ruined by a grabby creep. This new snowflake mentality calls the cops for everything.
It’s common knowledge that a simple reply to the previous post is sufficient engagement…Sean. But more to the point. No one is getting paid here. This guy, if he is ever apprehended, will simply pay a fine and be back on his way. The victim, while not hurt, has every right to feel safe and unharassed while taking a simple ride on the subway. Should she have simply turned around and decked him in the face? Yes, actually. But not everyone has that in them. Hopefully the photo of this creep being circulated will help dissuade him and others from this type of behavior.
@Annonymous -” The victim, while not hurt, has every right to feel safe” and pursue a civil suit and sue for emotional distress. Its all about money. The MTA will settle out. Known fact. Oh and it is common “etiquette” to address the person you are engaging, these comment streams can go on and on. Get some class.
What if this happened to your sister or mother? You wouldnt like it! These people must be stopped , its not okay to touch anyone like that.
It did happen to my mother sister aunt and grandmother. They all confronted their perverts, publicly humiliated in some of the cases people around them stepped up and assisted. Some incidents took place on subways others took place in crowded restaurants, street fairs, crowded streets and large public gathering, always in places with large crowd. These cowardly perverts don’t like attention brought to them, they hide in crowds. None ever felt the need to bring police into the picture.
The victim may have not been “hurt” physically. However, as a victim of rape and sexual assault myself, I think it’s very shortsighted to claim the victim wasn’t “hurt” just because she wasn’t physically injured.
A- That is the standard legal strategy, everyone is hurt emotionally and will never be the same. Pay up!
Tommy O your comment makes absolutely no sense
Silent – You obviously believe what you want to believe. You’re more than likely neither silent nor in the majority. Tommy’s post is pretty clear and to the point. Maybe a remedial reading class is in order. Sean is right too many snow flakes afraid to speak up and publicly defend a woman. You’d rather call a cop for something like this and when a cop is not available for a serious incident because he’s taking a report like this one you’re the first to cry. Next you’ll probably be looking to hit me with civil charges for emotional harm you received from my post.