They certainly don’t get more horrific than this…
wpix: UPPER EAST SIDE, NY (PIX11)— Police are combing the posh Upper East Side of Manhattan in search of a brazen rapist who dragged an 85-year-old woman into a stairwell in broad daylight and sexually assaulted her, police said.
The suspect, described by the NYPD as a light-skinned Hispanic man, 25-30 years old, grabbed the woman at 5:40 a.m. Monday as she took her morning walk near 81st and Madison Ave., just a block from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Morning walk. How many of you were taking a morning walk this morning? Did it occur to anyone of you readers that you would be momentarily abducted and sexually violated? Did it even occur to you the person in front of you walking a few feet ahead of you might be sexually violated once they turned the corner? Did it also occur to you that if anyone was ripe to be violated it would be a 85 year old woman?
The man was seen on surveillance dragging the woman by her neck to an 83rd St. stairwell, where he forced her to perform oral sex, the Daily News reported.
She was taken to an area hospital where she is currently in stable condition.
And before you go thinking these types of crimes only ever happen in dilapidated neighborhoods, 81st and Madison- is as swanky and upscale as it gets. In fact it’s the type of neighborhood where you should worry about getting a fine should you happen to spit on the sidewalk.
On Monday the NYPD combed the Upper East Side with police vans equipped with loudspeakers blaring the suspect’s description.
So far no arrests have been made.
No matter how much you want the world to stay sane and stable sometimes all it can do is go round faster and faster until it is just a dizzy spectacle. Crime and horror have never respected zip code or age or sensitivity.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
So much for morning walks….