NEW YORK (PIX11) – On Friday the NYPD honored two Good Samaritans who helped police catch a man wanted for groping underage girls and assaulting an officer.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was on hand to honor their work as concerned citizens who refused to stand by and do nothing.
One of the Good Samaritans, a 40-year-old Brooklyn resident, took a picture of the suspect after police say he assaulted an officer near 5th Ave. and 9th St. while being questioned about the groping case. The alleged groper, 34-year-old Jessie Dailey, ran from the scene but one of the Samaritans chased him, managing to take a picture of Dailey’s ID card, which he still had in his hand.
Cops were looking for a groper wanted in a series of incidents that started in September when a man rubbed up on a 10-year-old girl in Park Slope. The girl’s 11-year-old friend also reported being groped.
He also allegedly groped an 11-year-old girl’s buttock’s Nov. 11, according to police.
Dailey was arraigned on Thursday.