A woman walking her dog in Riverside Park fought off an attacker in Riverside Park last Friday, and police are now looking for the man.
The 48-year-old woman was walking her dog in the park at 107th Street at around 5:20 a.m. when a man approached her and asked for the time, according to NYPD. The man put her in a headlock, and she hit him in the groin area, causing him to release the lock. He tried again to put her in a headlock and kiss her, but she bit his lip. He then ran away.
He’s described as “a male, Hispanic, approximately 20-30 years of age, 145-155 lbs., medium complexion, muscular build, brown short curly hair, brown eyes, last seen gray shirt, khaki shorts and white sneakers.”
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
Good for her, and glad she is ok!
The police take a week to release this information?
I’m so sorry this woman had to go through this awful attack. But happy to hear she wasn’t afraid to fight back. Maybe he’ll be the one to have nightmares. WOMEN FIGHT BACK.
“she hit him in the groin area” AND “she bit his lip”
go mystery lady, go!
Welcome to De Blasio’s New York, where the parks are returning to the sad days of Koch, Dinkins.
Park crime is down except in five parks in the five boroughs, notably Riverside park crime is highest out of the five parks. Central Park crime rate is down. (NBC news last night)
I don’t think people realize that 5:30am dog walking at 107/108th and Riverside Park is not necessarily a safe thing. Maybe the NYPD will add a dog walking morning beat there.
No “male, Hispanic, approximately 20-30 years of age, 145-155 lbs., medium complexion, muscular build, brown short curly hair, brown eyes, last seen gray shirt, khaki shorts and white sneakers.” is going to drer me from walking where I want.
Stay strong and don’t get intimidated by punk’s games.
FYI. NYPD presence in Riverside Park in morning hours is conspicuous. I walk my dog then and see patrol cars moving through the park and stationary with lights on in the dawn hours.
Time for Ben David to make his Escape From New York.
She is very lucky he didn’t have a weapon. So glad she fought back!
all due respect to NYPD living on Riverside Dr have never seen a cop in the park in all the 20 years lived in area. Not to say there’s an epidemic of crime in park it would be reassuring to see the occasional cop on the beat in the park in conjunction with squad car often parked at 79th and RSD
all due respect, but i have seen HUNDREDS of instances of Police in Riverside Park.
Good for you! (But glad youare in one piece and safe!
She got it wrong–she should have hit him in the lip and bit his groin–REALLY HARD—remember “HEY HEY BE CAREFUL OUT THERE”….
“HEY HEY BE CAREFUL OUT THERE” – Jimbo
Police watch cop shows?