NEW YORK — A man with a Playboy bunny tattoo was arrested for harassing and threatening a woman with a gun on the No. 2 train Saturday morning.
A woman, 23, boarded the uptown No. 2 train a the 42nd Street-Times Square station about 3 a.m., police said. As the train was leaving the W. 72nd Street station, a man, identified as Sharif Mitchel, 29, of the Bronx, approached the woman and sat next to her.
He complimented her and started touching her leg, police said. The woman asked Mitchel to stop, but he then pulled out a gun and pointed it at her. Mitchel, who was getting off the E. 149th Street and Third Avenue stop, told the woman to get off with him, but she refused.
The woman noticed Mitchel had a Playboy bunny tattoo on the left side of his neck as he was leaving, according to police. She got off at the Intervale Avenue and White Plains Road station with two other bystanders who witnessed the interaction and called police.
Officers found and identified Mitchel in Harlem on Third Avenue near E. 127th Street with the woman’s description and help.
Mitchel was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, menacing and harassment.