Residents Wary As Predator Targets Women In Queens

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — The search is on for a sexual predator targeting women in Queens.

Police say the suspect followed at least three women as they left a subway station before he attacked them. The incidents have left women in the area looking over their shoulders, reports CBS 2’s Magee Hickey.

“I was so scared. I am never going to hang out late at night,” said St. John’s University student Georgia Wong.

Investigators said one woman was attacked last Wednesday, and two more were assaulted on Sunday.

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Sketch of the suspect. (Photo/DCPI)

Police were stationed in front of one of the subway stations where the sexual predator followed his victims, aged 25 and 28, and tried to engage them in conversation between 4:15 and 5:15 a.m. Wednesday.

The suspect allegedly followed the young women for several blocks, then grabbed them from behind, groping and fondling them as he tried to remove their underwear.

Police describe the suspect as a black man in his 20s, about six feet tall with a thin build and dreadlocks.

All three of the victims, each in her 20s, suffered cuts and bruises. Fortunately, they were able to fight off the suspect, who ultimately ran off.

The buddy system didn’t work in the second attack. Two women walking down the street together were not safe from a sexual predator.

Self-defense expert Gabrielle Rubin said there were a few things they could have done differently.

“If these girls were walking very close together and were very quiet, it might have made them more of a target,” Rubin said.

Rubin said that no matter what time of the day, women should walk with a purpose, sending a message to a would-be attacker.

“The best thing to do is to let them know you see them – the element of surprise,” Rubin said. “Turn and let them know they see you walking.”

It’s also very important to always maintain confident body language.

“Put your hand out, and it means the same thing to everyone on the planet. No hands in the pocket. Look at the language,” Rubin said.

Safety items such as an alarm, a whistle or a small stick called a kubaton should be in women’s hands and at the ready if they’re walking in the wee hours.

“If someone is getting too close…get the attention of everyone,” Rubin said.

Too often, women are caught with their safety items in their handbags, and not in their hands. It’s vital to always be prepared.

Rubin does not encourage using pepper spray because if the wind changes direction, the spray can harm the user.

Most safety items can be purchased at your local drug store.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Liberal Jew says:

    Apparently, you do not understand many things including the English language, MRS. Learn how to write it. Nothing I said is racist. Deal with the fact that we live in a politically correct society where nothing is spared to protect the feelings of some people who are unfairly–and I say insultingly–deemed as in need of being coddled and pandered to by the government, the media, colleges and Universities, and the rest of the leftist establishment.

  2. MRS I UNDERSTAND says:

    “LIBERAL JEW”…..DON’T TRY TO SUGAR COAT IT NOW…BEGINNING YOUR DAY AND AT THE END OF YOUR DAY….U R A RACIST..AND ALWAYS LOOKS FOR FORUMS TO SPEW IT…..

  3. glenda says:

    Some guys should dress up like women and catch the SOB

  4. Bevbux says:

    Again, racist, despicable non-reporting from PC CBS.

    Suspect is NOT described as six foot etc. He is partially described.

    Leaving his race out of the description endangers ALL of your viewers and their families.

    He was black. Say so. Be honest. And helpfukl.

    1. Liberal Jew says:

      No racial descriptors are permitted unless the suspect can be described as white or Asian. Anything else might be deemed politically incorrect, insensitive, or akin to racial profiling. After all, these are the same people who advocate the use of the term “man-made disaster.”

      1. satineye says:

        I don’t condone this creep at all; but you statement is wrong, completely wrong. Usually when a Black person has committed a crime, their picture is all over the place and even when they are underage. Get your facts right and not comment just because you want to start racial arguments!!!

        A Creep is A Creep and they come in all colors!

  5. MRS I UNDERSTAND says:

    SUCH MORONS OF THE WORLD…”GOOD SAMARITAN” U R..perhaps you should have been out of the comfort of your sleep to accompany this young lady from work…or wherever her destination…..TO THE “LIBERAL JEW”..PERHAPS IT WAS U IN COLORED DISGUISE…U KNOW JUST HOW MUCH U LOOOOVE THEM COLORED WOMEN…HAVE A COLORFUL DAY !!!!

  6. The Good Samaritan says:

    What time did this happen and why was she on the subway late?

    The Good Samaritan has spoken

  7. Antoine Dodson says:

    Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, hide yo husbands, cuz they rapin’ erryone up in here. We gon find you!

  8. MRS I UNDERSTAND says:

    NO…….Never mind all that…HANG HIS ASS FROM THE G.W.B…BY HIS BALLS USING GUITAR STRING….THAT”S IT!

  9. Steve says:

    Violent rapists are nothing but human garbage (and maybe we should “incinerate” them, just as we sometimes do with our trash). While an adult female teacher who has (consensual) sex with a 15 year-old student – that person just needs therapy.
    A violent rapist, on the othr hand, is an abomination that should have never been born. We shouldn’t force traumatized victims to carry the fetuses of these criminals – we should do all we can to eliminate this “filth” from the human gene pool (including the “waste of space” in the photo above).

  10. Dj Lucky two says:

    No, in a low securtiy prison so they can get to his A_S and then and then he can know how it feels to be attacked.

  11. Jojo says:

    JNoonan, right on.

  12. JNOONAN says:

    When they catch him –throw him in a high security prison butt naked and
    handcuffed. Let him find out what being attacked is all about.

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