Man who threw URINE within the faces of two feminine public transport staff in separate incidents simply an hour aside is hunted by police in New York
- The unidentified man threw urine on a feminine subway employee earlier than punching the girl within the face and operating away round 10.30am on Friday
- He additionally threw pee within the face of a feminine bus driver lower than an hour later
- Police launched surveillance video of the person over the weekend
- The town’s public transit staff union has warned members to be vigilant
- Thus far, the suspect has not been caught
A person who threw urine within the faces of two feminine public transit staff is being hunted by police in New York.
The unidentified man is accused of dousing feminine subway conductor Lucinda Donley with urine earlier than punching her within the face Friday morning.
An hour later he allegedly attacked a bus driver named Trelles Robinson.
New York Police and town’s public transit staff union have launched surveillance footage of the alleged suspect as they attempt to determine him.
Donley instructed NBC New York she was piloting a Bronx-bound No. 6 prepare at a subway cease in Harlem round 10.30am Friday when the suspect obtained on the prepare with an empty water bottle.
The unidentified man threw pee on a feminine subway employee earlier than punching the girl within the face and operating away round 10.30am on Friday
In the course of the northbound journey, she mentioned the person would get off the prepare and take a look at her briefly at each cease earlier than re-boarding once more.
When the prepare reached its Brook Avenue cease within the Bronx, Donley mentioned the person obtained off the identical subway automobile, ‘stared [her] useless within the face,’ and cursed at her whereas holding the identical water bottle, which now contained a yellow liquid.
Then the person threw the liquid on her earlier than punching her and operating off, she mentioned. Donley was sporting security goggles, however a part of her face and garments had been soaked.
‘Actually I do not need to return,’ she instructed NBC New York. ‘I do not really feel I am protected on the prepare.’
New York Metropolis subway prepare conductor Lucinda Donley mentioned the unidentified man cursed at her earlier than throwing pee in her face and punching her within the Bronx
Earl Phillips (middle), union treasurer for New York’s public transit union, instructed reporters that ‘sickos’ just like the suspected urine tosser are recognized to focus on MTA staff
An identical confrontation occurred to Robinson within the Bronx about an hour later, police mentioned.
The MTA bus driver stopped her automobile on Grand Concourse, about 15 hours away from the Brook Avenue subway cease, when investigators say the identical unidentified man used a espresso cup to throw urine on her.
‘It was urine, from the stench,’ Robinson instructed NBC New York. ‘It is the lowest factor you are able to do to somebody.’
NYC Transit President Andy Byford mentioned in an announcement: ‘These mindless assaults are disgusting and disgraceful.’
‘I’ve requested NYPD to step up patrols in response to the subway incident along with our prior request to extend police presence on buses, and we are going to do no matter we are able to to assist NYPD determine the perpetrator or perpetrators together with sharing any video surveillance which will exist.’
New York’s public transit staff union has warned its 40,000 members and all transit riders to be vigilant and assist them discover the person, who stays at massive.
Union Secretary Treasurer Earl Phillips instructed reporters males just like the suspected urine tosser appear to victimize MTA staff as a result of their positions make them weak to those sorts of assaults.
‘These are the sicko those who we’ve got strolling round that imagine that staff that we symbolize right here on the MTA transit authorities are simply targets, targets for his or her illness,’ he mentioned.
Police ask anybody with particulars in regards to the assaults to name Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.