NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect was arrested and charged Sunday with trying to sexually assault a woman after locking her inside a McDonald’s bathroom in Brooklyn.
Jason Smith, 29, of Brooklyn, was charged with attempted rape in the Friday incident.READ MORE: NYPD: Suspect Stole $50,000 From 89-Year-Old Man During Queens Home Invasion
Police said the suspect followed the 22-year-old victim into the restroom of the eatery near Rockaway Parkway and Conklin Avenue in Canarsie around 2:30 p.m. Friday.
He then allegedly locked the door, pushed the woman against the wall and pulled his pants down.READ MORE: New Pop-Up COVID Vaccination Sites Open Across New York, Signs Of Normalcy Returning To City
Police said the woman screamed and the man calmly walked away.
Residents in the area told CBS2’s Brian Conybeare this weekend that they were surprised.
“Wow, that’s terrible. Oh my god… I hope they find him,” Nicola Hyman said. “You have to use the ladies’ room, obviously, but you just have to be careful and aware of what’s going on. There’s crazy people out there.”MORE NEWS: Brooklyn Couple Hospitalized After Stabbing In Bushwick, Police Investigating
The woman was not hurt.