FLATIRON, Manhattan —Bad Santa is behind bars.
Police arrested the Santa hat wearing man they believe is behind the buttocks groping at a Flatiron subway station, NYPD officials said Thursday morning. David Cruz, 33, allegedly groped two women on Feb. 8.
He allegedly first grabbed a 32-year-old woman’s buttocks on the subway platform of the 23rd Street subway station around 7 p.m. on Feb. 8, police said. Then he grabbed another woman, 34, as she was walking up the stairs to the station’s exit a little while late.
The Santa hat-wearing man eventually left the station and walked down West 22nd Street, police said.
Police charged Cruz with two counts of forcible touching.