A subway rider punched a woman who called him out for repeatedly leaning against her on a No. 6 train before slapping her phone out of her hand when she snapped a photo of him, police said.
The 37-year-old woman was on a northbound No. 6 train when the man sat next to her and kept leaning into her on September 1, 2017 around 11:20 p.m., the NYPD said.
When she told him to cut it out, he socked her in the right arm and then slapped her phone out of her hand when she took a picture of him, according to police.
The suspect then hopped off the train at the Cypress Avenue stop.
He was described as wearing a light blue-and-gray striped polo shirt, according to police.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers’ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.