Woman Fights off Man Who Covered Her Mouth, Tried to Pull Her Pants Down: NYPD - NBC New York

Woman Fights off Man Who Covered Her Mouth, Tried to Pull Her Pants Down: NYPD

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    Woman Fights off Man Who Tried to Pull Her Pants Down

    Police say the woman fought off the man and then screamed for help. Marc Santia reports.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 8, 2017)

    A woman was able to fight off a man who came up behind her and tried to pull down her pants last week in Manhattan, police say.

    The NYPD says a 40-something-year-old man wearing a hoodie came up from behind the woman in Hell’s Kitchen on Sept. 1 just after 4 a.m. and covered her mouth with his hand in an attempt to stop her from screaming.

    The man then tried to pull down the victim’s pants, but she was able to fight the man off and scream out for help, police said.

    Police say they want to find this man in connection with the crime.
    Photo credit: NYPD

    The yell apparently frightened the man who then ran away from the area last seen heading west on 51st Street.

    Police on Friday morning released surveillance footage of the man in the hopes of catching him before he strikes again.

    Officials urge witnesses to call NYPD Crime Stoppers with tips that could lead to the suspect’s arrest.

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