What to Know
- An off-duty firefighter was arrested in Manhattan late Thursday for allegedly looking under a woman's skirt with a cellphone, police say
- Gary Pandolfino was allegedly seen by a witness near Lexington Avenue and East 52nd Street late Thursday
- The witness reported it; Pandolfino faces a charge of unlawful surveillance
An off-duty firefighter was arrested in Manhattan late Thursday for allegedly looking under a woman's skirt with a cellphone, authorities say.
Gary Pandolfino, 46, was charged with unlawful surveillance following the encounter at the Lexington Avenue and East 59th Street subway station around 9 p.m.
Police say a witness allegedly saw him using a cellphone to look under the woman's skirt; Pandolfino allegedly noticed the witness and tried to dump the phone, but the witness saw it and reported it, according to police.
After the witness approached Pandolfino, he ran off and tried to dump other devices that may have been used for recording in the trash and down subway grates.
The witness grabbed one of the tossed devices, which resembled a key fob, and handed it over to police, who arrested the FDNY firefighter on East 52nd Street.
Pandolfino was released on recognizance and is expected to appear in court on Nov. 7, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office said.
Information regarding an attorney for him was not immediately available.