NYPD detectives have released bizarre and shocking footage of a man shoving a bag of feces down a woman's pants in Manhattan in broad daylight.
The incident took place near 74th Street and First Avenue at around 6 pm on Monday. The footage shows a man creep up behind a woman and pull down the 27-year-old victim's pants.
She struggles as he rams the bag against her. The victim runs off, and the assailant is seen removing gloves and throwing them into a pile of trash before dashing off.
Officers released the disturbing footage – which was caught on surveillance video – on Wednesday.
A woman who lives in the area told PIX11 on Thursday that she was moving out of her apartment because of a string of such incidents. She said,
I hate to say it, but these are the reasons why. Even though I've lived in this neighborhood 19 years.
The police describe the attacker as being around 40 years old, 6 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline on 1-800-577-TIPS.