WANTED: Public Lewdness (Queens)


The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photo wanted for questioning in regards to public lewdness that occurred, in transit, within the confines of the 107th Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to the police that on Monday, September 12, 2016 at approximately 7:20 p.m. the victim, a 24-year-old female was boarded the south bound “R” train enroute to 34th Street and 8th Avenue, when an unidentified individual sitting across from her with a black knapsack on his lap was manipulating his private parts. The victim then took a picture of the male with her cellphone before exiting the train at Roosevelt Avenue subway station.

The individual is described as: 

  • Male Black, approximately 36-years-old, 5’8″ tall, 160lbs., brown eyes and bald. 
  • Last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, tan boots and black backpack.

 Photo of the individual taken by the victim with her cellphone after the incident is attached and available at DCPI.

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.

All call are strictly confidential.