“He had this urgent and intense expression on his face,” said the victim of the attack.
The young mother was walking with her young daughter in a stroller on Wednesday when she said she could feel the suspect approaching from behind.
“I heard footsteps behind me,” she said.
The mother said she was walking down 12th Street between Harvard and Cortlandt when she turned and saw the man rushing towards her.
“He tried to lunge at my waist, from behind, and say, ‘I just have to do it.’ I immediately started shouting, “Get away from me,” and he immediately ran away,” she said.
The mother posted her experience and home surveillance video documenting the incident to NextDoor. Within hours, dozens of women had commented, sharing similar stories. However, those incidents were an attack.
That same day, police said they received reports of a similar man running up to another woman jogging and hitting her in the back in the same neighborhood.
Police said the two cases were being investigated along with a third, an assault on another female runner from September 2021.
The victim in that incident told ABC 13 she was jogging on a popular paved trail around lunchtime when a man walked up behind her and hit her in the back of her car.
The jogger said: “I felt like someone was walking very close to me. “And when he got closer to me, he slapped me in the back and ran away.”
Both women said it happened just before lunchtime in a public place.
“I was in the middle of a very busy street so it was just shocking that he was so brazen,” the young mother said.
Police say they are working to identify the man and are asking the public for help.
“He started off with something seemingly minor. Technically it’s a misdemeanor. But, you always hear about these individuals escalating to more aggressive assaults. I want him to be punished. caught. I want him out of the way. I want him to have time to be able to “Don’t do this to anyone else,” the young mother said.
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