Authorities are trying to identify a man caught on video shoving a bag of feces into a woman’s shorts as she walked down an Upper East Side street.
Around 6 p.m. on Monday, a woman, 27, was walking down East 74th Street near the corner of First Avenue when a man grabbed her from behind and slammed a bag of excrement into the waistband of her shorts, the New York Daily News reported.
Police described the suspect as a black man who was approximately 40 years old, 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, adding that he fled on foot in an unknown direction.
“She couldn’t speak. … She was shaking. She couldn’t even call 911. She tried twice,” Felix Martinez, who works at a nearby parking garage, described the woman to the Daily News, which also stated that police had not determined the source of the excrement.
Anyone with information should call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at