Video Shows Woman Being Dragged, Assaulted Near LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Station

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — MTA police want to find a man that witnesses said assaulted and abducted a woman at the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Station on Sunday.

The incident, which was caught on surveillance video from “Village Taxi,” shows a man knocking down a woman, who had just exited a LIRR train. The two, who appear to know each other, exchanged words inside the 24-hour car service business before he allegedly forced the woman to leave.

Once outside, the suspect knocked the woman down and dragged her out of view of the surveillance camera.

Witnesses told authorities that the man also placed the victim over his shoulder and threw her into the back of a light silver 4-door Nissan Altima — either late 1990’s or early 2000’s model.

The confrontation caught the attention of another customer coming into the taxi service. That customer kept her eye on the pair through the window, CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey reported.  The witness left the shop to see what would happen next and  asked ‘Where are you taking her?’

Police have released that surveillance video in the hope that someone will recognize the man and help authorities find him.

The suspect is an African-American male, aged 25-30, approximately 5’9″ or 5’10”, weighing 185 to 210 pounds. He had crew-cut hair or was bald, and was seen wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans and sneakers.

Anyone with information about the incident, in particular the identity of either the suspect or the victim, is asked to call the MTA Police at (718) 361-2207. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls can be anonymous, and all information will be kept strictly confidential.

Share your thoughts in the comments section below…

  • erin

    You people are on here saying that he is her pimp. Nowhere in the story does it say that she is prostitute, so why are you all assuming that she is. And even if she is, it makes it OK? NOBODY deserves to be treated that way. You don’t know anything about her to make any kind of judgements about her. Its so sad what people in this world have grown to be. I am sure if this was your sister, mother or daughter you wouldn’t say the things that are being said.

    • Citizen

      Well put Erin…If anything I would say that he is related to her…

      His actions are still disgusting though

  • treeeet

    just bruthas be actin like bruthas, nothing new here, move along

  • Fingers`

    Them btchs ain’t gonna slap themselves.

  • Evie

    Men should never put thier hands on a woman no matter what! if they knew each other even worse! Thats not love! N the race card will always be played! I do hope they catch him n throw the book at him!!!!

    • Equal right - Equal fight

      When it comes to a point where the “threat” to your life is indeed woman, you would sit back and let her kill you? I know this is not the case, but just saying men should never put their hands on a woman is just stupid. If any woman becomes a threat to me or my kids, she is not a woman anymore. The threat will be taken out!

  • R.B Stittums

    Men that assault women are insane ,I hope she was able
    to escape, I lived in a neighborhood where screams in the night
    of women being beaten up by pimps was normal, we used to call
    the police and some neighbors even threw bottles at the pimp but that alone
    did not stop his violence, this maniac could have been her BF .sad.

  • erin

    Regardless if he was her pimp, it does not give anybody the right to treat someone like that. And the worst part about it is that this woman saw and didn’t pick up the phone to call the police or better yet the taxi stand couldn’t call. Its so sad b/c if it was the other way around I am sure this woman would want someone to help her.

  • LI Teacher

    why did people seeing this go on not get together and put this animal in his place?

    • Pimp with attitude

      Would you go after a pimp and his trick.S he was not fighting back so you can tell she knew him .It is not right but she looks old enough to make her own choices.

      • Snoop dogg

        That is a pimp who keeps a strong backhand

      • Mary

        I wonder what you would say if this had been your daughter, sister, mother, friend?



  • sue

    would a plate number be too much to expect ???

  • larry schwarz

    In broad daylight with people around.A group of people could have gotten involved and stopped this.

  • Greta

    What’s an african american? Please stop using these silly labels, these people are just Americans for God’s sake.

    • Joe Rant

      Gee Greta…you sure are an idiot

      • Dimsum Harry

        Joe go climb back in your hole and cry. Bring your race card with you.

    • J Nell

      For that matter, what is an American?

      • mr. pie

        a citizen of the united states of america, stupid.

  • LU

    OMG… I hope she is out of harms way.

    Someone find this jerk so he can be locked up.

  • Lou

    My gut says they know each other…. probably a couple.

    • Too obvious

      Looks like she was a working girl and that was probably her pimp.

      • Me

        Actually, no she wasn’t. That was her boyfriend. Ignorant ass.

        • Me

          And that wouldn’t make it okay either way.

          • Has to be a call girl

            Wow I was syaing same thing looks like a pimp the way he treated her .

    • LU

      It only seems that way because they were exchanging words. Still, no excuse to be assaulted by anyone.

  • Walt Dizzy

    Horrible just horrible,people can be cruel, hope she survives this.

  • larry

    Why don’t you have an obvious link to the video? More prominently displayed are your own social media promotions for Facebook Timeline and direction to this Comments section.

    • larry

      OK, now the link is up. Thank you.

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