Man wanted for exposing himself to woman in Bronx elevator: police

MOUNT HOPE, the Bronx — Police are searching for a man who allegedly exposed and touched his genitals in front of a 67-year-old woman in an elevator.

The culprit walked into an elevator inside of a building at East 176th Street near Morris Avenue just after 9:30 p.m. on June 15, police said.

The victim, who speaks only Spanish, told PIX11 News that the man quickly followed her into the elevator and asked her for a quarter.

When she told him she didn't have any money for him, the man tried to grab her. She quickly moved back.

Then, in that tight space of the elevator, he began to touch his exposed genitals in front of the woman, she said. As he was doing that, she pointed to the camera inside the elevator, warning him that he was being recorded.

When the elevator stopped, the man exited and the woman quickly ran out and called for help.

Police are asking the public to help identify the man.

He is described as standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing around 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red baseball hat, a white and red T-shirt, red sweatpants and black sneakers, police said.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Unidentified individual last seen wearing a red baseball hat, white and red T-shirt, red sweatpants , and black shoes. (picture provided by NYPD)