STEINWAY ST. STATION, NY (PIX11)—The newest weapon against perverts appears to be exposure...catching their images on cellphones. That's just what a 20 year old woman did aboard a Manhattan-bound R train when a man sitting across from her suddenly exposed himself. It happened just before noon last Thursday as the train was pulling into the Steinway Street station in Astoria, Queens.
The woman had presence of mind to snap a quick shot of the man before running off. She was not attacked or in anyway harmed. Detectives at the 114th Precinct say the man is wanted for questioning on a public lewdness complaint
The suspect is described as a light-skinned Hispanic man, about 35 years old, balding, and wearing a beige blazer, light colored button-down shirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers. At the time, he was carrying a red backpack.
Women getting off at the Steinway Street station tonight, told PIX 11 News this latest pervert incident left them angry and disgusted. Anyone with any information that could help police locate the suspect, is asked to call the Police Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.