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Subway creep attacks woman after exposing himself to her on train in Chelsea

The suspect behind a sex abuse incident on board the 1 train in Chelsea on Aug. 30, 2021.
Photos courtesy of NYPD

Detectives need the public’s help in finding the subway creep who exposed himself to a woman on board a subway train in Chelsea on Monday morning, then accosted her afterward.

Police said the incident happened at about 11:25 a.m. on Aug. 30 on board a South Ferry-bound 1 train approaching the 28th Street station.

According to law enforcement sources, the creep walked up to the 23-year-old woman, stood next to her and placed his exposed junk on her right arm.

Seconds later, cops reported, both the victim and the suspect exited the train at the 28th Street stop. Upon disembarking, authorities said, the woman confronted the creep and began taking photos of him with her cellphone.

Police said this prompted the pervert to grab the phone out of her hand and hurl it to the ground, damaging the device. He then shoved her away and bolted from the station in an unknown direction.

The incident was reported to the 10th Precinct and NYPD Transit District 2. The victim was not seriously injured.

Police described the suspect as a man with a dark complexion believed to be in his 30s, standing between 5 feet, 11 inches and 6 feet tall, and weighing 180 pounds, with a medium build, black hair in dreadlocks and a black beard. 

He was last seen wearing a red head wrap, a red checkered face mask, a black t-shirt, black cargo pants and black-and-tan boots.

On Tuesday morning, the NYPD released images of the perpetrator at the 28th Street station just after the attack.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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