The New York City Police Department is appealing to the public for help after a bizarre and disturbing assault was caught on camera Monday.
According to police, an unidentified man was caught on camera accosting a woman from behind – before stuffing a bag of human feces down her pants.
Police say the victim, a 27-year-old woman, was walking down East 74th Street near First Avenue around 6 p.m. on Monday when she was approached from behind by the suspect.
As captured on a nearby surveillance camera, the man is seen following the woman for a short time as she walked along the street in front of him talking to someone on her phone.
He then, according to police, grabbed the woman around the waist and forced a bag of what was later identified as feces down the back of her pants.
Police say the man also squeezed the woman’s buttocks before she was able to squirm away. He is then seen removing a pair of latex gloves he was wearing before fleeing on foot.
The suspect is described as about 40 years old, six feet tall and 200 pounds with an afro-style haircut.
Anyone with information about the man’s identity is urged to contact the NYPD.