Man who sexually assaulted sleeping woman in a New York train
A woman who fell asleep on a train in New York was sexually assaulted by a man. Police said it was all caught on video and are asking for the public’s help in catching the suspect, according to reports.
A woman, 21-years-old, who was allegedly sexually assaulted on the subway in Manhattan, went to police after seeing a video of the grisly attack uploaded on the internet, police said Friday. The woman, who was wearing a dress, was sleeping on train Number 4 southbound when a pervert sitting beside her began to caress her around 4 am Saturday.
Jasheem Smiley, 21, who was sitting in front, began recording the encounter with his iPhone. The video, which was posted on YouTube, shows the woman suddenly wakes up and punching the man in the face before she jumps off the train at Grand Central Station. She later saw the clip online and reported the incident to the police. Shortly after the video went viral, Smiley said he did not want to confront the suspect, so he recorded the incident for evidence. "I was petrified," he said. "I did not know what this man is capable of. I do not know if he had a knife." Police asked anyone with information about the suspect to call NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS.