A subway sicko appears to sexually assault a sleeping woman on a Manhattan train in a disturbing video filmed by another straphanger.
Passenger Jasheem Smiley, of Brooklyn, watched the man sit next to the woman and then reach in between her legs, in full view of other riders, on a southbound 4 train early Saturday.
“When he started touching her, that’s when I turned my camera on,” Smiley told Gothamist.
“My jaw dropped. I had never seen anything like this before.”
The man looked “suspicious” when he got on the train at the 96th St. station, Smiley said.
“He gave her a look like he knew her or something, and I turned the music off in my headphones to hear what was going on.”
After Smiley got the footage, he and another passenger “took charge” and confronted the man, he said.
“We told him, ‘That’s not right!’ But he kept touching her, so I kicked her foot so she’d wake up, but she didn’t,” Smiley told Gothamist.
“Then he put his arm around her to try and pull her closer and that’s when she woke up. She gave him a look like, ‘Who the hell are you?’”
The woman punched the man on his cheek “pretty hard” and got off the train, Smiley said. She didn’t appear to be intoxicated, he added.
Smiley says he showed the video to the conductor, but by the time the train was stopped, the man had already left.
He contacted the NYPD and MTA police, who are conducting an investigation.
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