LENOX HILL, Manhattan — Police are looking for the man accused of breaking into a woman’s apartment and licking her face on Sunday morning.
Police responded to a residential building in the vicinity of East 65th Street and First Avenue around 6:30 a.m.
A 28-year-old woman woke up to find a man licking and kissing her face, police said. She confronted him and forced him out of her apartment.
According to authorities, the man gained entry to the victim’s apartment through an unsecured front door, which city records indicate is an apparent chronic problem with the walk-up apartment.
PIX11 checked with the Housing Preservation and Development office, finding at least 38 complaints against the building’s landlord — six of those complaints are for the victim’s apartment, including issues with her door and window closing and locking properly.
The suspect’s getaway was caught on camera.
He is described to be balding with a beard and mustache, and was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket and blue jeans.
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).