Subway rider wanted after allegedly exposing self, masturbating in front of woman on train

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UPPER EAST SIDE — A subway rider is wanted for allegedly exposing himself and masturbating in front a 27-year-old woman on board a No. 6 train, police said Friday.

The train was heading south about 10 p.m. Feb. 6 when, at the East 77th Street/Lexington Avenue station, a man exposed his erect penis and began to masturbate, police said.

He exited at the next stop, but not before the victim snapped a photo and video of him. That footage was released Friday by police with a call to the public to help find him.

The culprit is described as a black male, about 60 years old who stands 6 feet tall and weighs about 165 pounds, police said. He has salt-and-pepper hair and was last seen wearing a long black coat, black jeans, black boots, glasses and white earbud headphones.

Also on Friday police released a photo of another subway rider accused of public lewdness on a train. In that instance, a man was on board a Far Rockaway-bound A train when he exposed his erect penis to a woman sitting across from him.

Anyone with information in either case is urged to call NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.