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Elderly Man Flashed Preteen Inside Sunnyside Drugstore


Aug. 6, 2019 By Allie Griffin

An elderly man flashed himself to an 11-year-old girl inside a Rite Aid Pharmacy in Sunnyside Saturday, police said.

The unidentified man approached the young girl, exposed himself to her and then fled in an unknown direction at about 1 p.m. inside the chain store located at 50-15 Roosevelt Ave.

The NYPD released photos, a video and a description of the alleged suspect. He is described as white, approximately 80 years old, 5’5” tall, 120 lbs and was last seen wearing a blue Yankees hat, light brown shirt, black pants and black shoes, according to the NYPD.


Anyone with information regarding the identity of this man is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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OMG… I’ve seen this Old Guy in that Rite Aid before and I know him. He’s in his 80’s and does have Dementia. He’s always been a bit off his Rocker & Medication.
Called the Police Hot line Number, but someone already called.
The Police said they’re working on it.
Very Relieved that the 108 Precinct got him.

Gardens Watcher

Good that you called police. Hope he has family that can help, and that they can find a safer solution for him.

Gardens Watcher

Sorry for this young girl. Very creepy experience at any age. Strange that it happened in a drug store.

It is possible that he has dementia, but could also be a side effect of prescription drugs, like Ambian.

Eym Kiding

*Deblasio City!!!* Our mayor’s weak stance on crime has emboldened octogenarians and this is the result!


“Fled” it doesn’t look like he could go too fast, why didn’t anyone help apprehend him? Who was 11 year old with at the time?

Stay Loose

I expect it is not the first time he’s done this. Will he finally meet justice as an octogenarian?


Check all nearby senior centers, park benches and fast food chains that sell cheap coffee to find and prosecute this disgusting octogenarian.


Vera – The old man is a true danger, just a menace. The carnage left in the wake of his mad dash to flee the scene proves it. To your disappointment, I doubt if the Queens DA or any DA office will assemble a team of prosecutors or even assign a prosecutor to the case resulting in jail time. It will probably be turned over to social workers. We already warehouse our young mentally ill in prisons we don’t need the added burden and expenses of incarcerating an ailing 90 year old with obvious mental and physical impairments. These types of incidents will only grow in numbers with the aging of America.


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