MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Police are searching for a man they say fondled himself while following a mother and her infant daughter on the subway in Midtown.
The incident happened Friday just before 11 a.m., in the vicinity of 53rd Street and 7th Avenue. The mother, 21, and her 6-month-old daughter were riding the northbound D train when the suspect exposed himself and then began touching himself.
When the mother moved to another area of the train, the suspect followed them while still exposing himself. Police say the suspect tried looking up the woman’s skirt and kept commenting on how beautiful her daughter was. He also asked several times what the daughter’s name was.
The woman was able to snap a picture of the suspect before getting off the train and calling police.
The suspect is in his 50’s, 5-foot-10 with grey hair and a goatee. He was also wearing a Nicki Minaj T-shirt.
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