Disturbing moment New York City man slips into car after seeing woman asleep in the passenger seat and drives off to a different spot where he ‘sexually assaulted her’
- Disturbing video footage shows a man in Brooklyn staking out a running car with a woman inside and sliding into the passenger seat early November 7
- The woman’s boyfriend left her to rest in the running car while he popped out
- After ensuring the woman was alone, a man stole the car and drove it about a mile away to commit sexual assault, police said
- They’re still looking for the predator, identified as middle-aged Hispanic man
A video released by New York City police shows a man slipping into a running car occupied by a sleeping woman and driving it a mile away to assault her.
Surveillance footage shows the disturbing moment the man slides into the driver’s seat of the parked car near Wyckoff and Gates avenues in Brooklyn after loitering momentarily to ensure the victim was alone.
Police said the woman’s 26-year-old boyfriend left the sedan running November 7 about 4am while his girlfriend slept in the passenger seat.
After the boyfriend walked away, the unidentified predator took the opportunity to steal the vehicle.
Police said he drove it to Queens, where he parked it at Suydam Street and Onderdonk Avenue, put his hands down the woman’s pants and kissed her.
An unidentified man is seen loitering near a running car occupied by a sleeping woman early November 7 near Wyckoff and Gates avenues in Brooklyn
He ran away after the terrified woman woke up and screamed, police said.
It’s the latest in a string of random crimes being reported in New York City, which is grappling with an increase in visible, violent crime.
According to the NYPD’s latest monthly numbers, overall crime was up 11.2 percent last month compared with October 2020. Robbery was up by 15.8 percent and felony assault rose by 13.8 percent.
On Saturday, a stranger stabbed a man to death on a subway car at Penn Station – just hours after another person was slashed in Greenwich Village.
Police say they’re looking for this man in connection with the car theft and sexual assault
Right now, police are also searching for a group of four New York teenagers for shooting two people in the face with pellets from a BB gun in two separate incidents in the Bronx.
Police released a video of one of the attacks by the teen suspects where they were seen shooting and injuring a 73-year-old male worker at a fruit stand earlier this month.
Another reported incident only a few days later involved a 37-year-old male conductor who was shot in a subway station.
Earlier in November, a man wearing a grinning mask inspired by the film The Purge attacked a stranger on the street with an ax. The 51-year-old victim was taken to a nearby hospital with a deep cut in his arm.
The camera captures the terrifying moment the man slides into the driver’s seat and drives off with his unconscious victim
Days later, a man threw a Molotov cocktail into a Brooklyn bodega after an argument with employees. The workers escaped as the arsonist was about to throw a second one, but he was stopped by a witness.
An Asian woman was waiting for a subway in Times Square last week when police say a homeless man snatched her purse and shoved her onto the tracks.
The violent attack took place just before 1:45pm on the uptown R subway platform.
The latest New York City crime statistics shows overall crime is up year-over-year
According to the NYPD’s latest monthly numbers, overall crime was up 11.2 percent last month compared with October 2020
Witnesses immediately jumped into action and detained the suspect until police arrived to arrest him.
Police are now on the hunt for the man who sexually assaulted a woman in the stolen car.
They said he’s a Hispanic man and believed to be between 35- and 40-years old.
They’re asking anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.