In a vile attack that happened in broad daylight, a man stuffed feces down an unsuspecting woman's shorts in New York City on Monday before running away, police said.
Surveillance video captured the suspect following the woman along East 74th Street in Manhattan around 6 p.m., before he grabbed her from behind by her waist.
During a brief struggle, police said the man shoved his hand down her shorts and smeared the feces onto her buttocks. As he ran away, he discarded a rubber glove that he apparently used to hold the waste.
A witness said the woman was too terrified to speak after she fled into the parking garage where he works.
“She was shaking. She couldn’t even call 911. She tried twice,” Felix Martinez told the New York Daily News.
Martinez said that the woman’s mother and boyfriend showed up with clean clothes for her to change into.
As of Thursday, police were still searching for the suspect. Police described him as a 40-year-old black man around 6 feet and 200 pounds. They said he frequents the area.
Anyone with information is urged to contact NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at 1800-577-TIPS (8477).