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Groper Allegedly Targeted Woman on 46th Street

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Jan. 6, 2013 Staff Report

Several posters have been placed on 46th Street–as well as on 43rd and Skillman Avenues–warning women about a groper.

The posters allege that a man groped a woman on 46th Street near Skillman Ave. on Friday evening and then fled on foot. The poster said the man is about 5 ’10’ – 6 feet tall, slim, and was wearing a blue hoodie and gray pants.

The police said that the incident had not been reported.

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JuliaJ.

The guy who was thrown to the tracks had his life snuffed out by a loon and was young. It is not right to imply that he did not accomplish anything while he was here. Not everybody becomes “famous”.

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Sunnyside Native

@ TheRealRuben – and only the REAL Ruben…at least I believe your humor to be genuine and authentic, whether I disagree with your posts or not, so that for that alone I will RSVP YES to your vigil! 🙂 I can’t promise you a parade, but maybe a block party. We used to have rockin’ block parties back in the day!

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Sunnyside Native

@ 86 Mets – Yes, 800 Million signed users with Facebook and I am so sure that every one of them is a narcissist. WRONG AGAIN…

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TheRealRuben

86 mets, not every life has to be celebrated. Sorry but that is the truth, otherwise we’d be having vigils for every Tom, Dick and Harry.

Lou Rispoli to my understanding worked a lot with the community. The guy who got pushed into the train tracks only worked hard for his own selfish American Dream. It’s a life lesson here, give of yourself to others and your life will have meaning and the things you do will live on. Live a life of selfish endeavors and you’ll die with all your treasures and nobody will really remember you.

If you wanna walk around town and burn some candles for a guy nobody knew go right ahead, JVB doesn’t have to do shit.

on that note, when I die I expect a HUGE vigil for my contributions to Sunnyside.

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86Mets

@Sunnyside Native

Facebook is for narcissists.

I would think that any politician who has their own official website, that if anything important came up that they had a statement about, they might take five minutes to update it. He certainly didn’t waste time updating his official site on his latest initiative to spend more tax dollars on cultural institutions. But an Indian immigrant brutally murdered in his district has yet to get a mention. Why was there time and effort dedicated to posting on one event and not the other?

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Sunnyside Native

@ Disgusted – I agree with you. 86 Mets has a beef with Jimmy Van Bramer the same way Oppressed Masses has a beef with dogs (OM likened dogs to satan and claimed they are the embodiment of evil). Facebook implemented their their infamous SHARE button foir this very reason and when people utilize this on Facebook, this is far more beneficial as far as notifying local residents that a vigil is going to take place. Who truly goes to Jimmy Van Bramer’s website for daily alerts?

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Disgusted

@86 Mets

He’s been advertising the vigil for a week now, not just on Facebook. Maybe you need to check places other than just the Sunnyside Post. They’re not always gonna get every detail. It was even in the NY1 announcements.

It happened today, for your information.

So I guess it wasn’t the pressure from your comments. Sorry you can’t get the credit for this one. Maybe next time.

PS
Get with the times. Facebook is the most powerful advertisement tool out there today. Posts go viral in hours. Maybe you should try it sometime.

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86Mets

@Krissi

Considering the great efforts he made for his friend and fellow gay activist, a mere comment on Facebook is not only lame but insulting.

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Jemma

@anon I am so sorry that haapend to you. I can’t believe that’s how they treated you. That is just awful.

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Dorothy Morehead

The structure at Skillman Avenue and 39th Street is a ventilation shaft and emergency exit for the LIRR. It’s part of the LIRR’s East Side Access Project which will bring trains to Grand Central Station. I asked about the possibility of a LIRR station in Sunnyside and was told there would not be one.

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Anonymous

JVB just posted he is helping lead a vigil for the guy that was pushed in front of the 7. It’ll be tomorrow at 4pm at on 37th Road between 73rd St & 74th St by the 7. He will be speaking out against all forms of hatred.

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86Mets

@ O’shea

I’m still waiting for the candle light vigil and march for the man pushed in front of the 7 Train. Barely heard a peep from JVB about that one.

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It's all True

I want the “cat people” to post signs about the “dog people” and vice versa. That is Sunnyside at its best!

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Gardener

I’m not the one who put the posters up, but I was glad to see that someone took the time to warn people because this happened to my niece’s friend who was visiting over New Year’s weekend. She was walking north on 46th Street and had just passed Skillman at around 1:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day. She was lagging behind her three friends because of a knee injury. Suddenly she felt someone grab her butt. She looked around and saw a tall, skinny black man in a green hoody. She yelled, “What are you doing?” and he took off running super fast. Her impression was that he was feeling her back pocket to see if she had anything valuable to steal.

She didn’t report the incident either.

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An idea

But, see, O’Shea, a lot of us don’t really know that. Contact him, if he fails to respond, then you have a problem and can air it here.

I know Jimmy’s in the news a lot, but I have a feeling if we never heard from him then people would complain he’s not “doing anything.”

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O'shea

The only way JVB will help is if there is an immediate media profile raising opportunity. If a woman gets beaten to an inch of their life. If you are a pdsonar friend who happens to be gay.

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An idea

IF this should happen to someone else–and I pray it does not–if you run into trouble reporting the crime, then contact Jimmy Van Bramer. See if he can help as far as getting the report taken and putting pressure on the 108.

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Craic Dealer

There was a poster in my building about someone who lost their iPhone and asked for it to be returned or they will call the cops. hahaha

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Ryan

SKM, I believe that’s going to be a new LIRR station as part of the East Side access expansion.

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Sycamore

@ anon Your experience with the precinct was mine for the many, many times over the years I have been sexually assaulted on NYC streets. Don’t let anyone tell you they actuallly care. They think it is “minor.” May they all be reborn women so they can experience what it is like to be a walking talking target.

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anon

@ Jemma – I was groped a few years back and literally had to fight for my right to file a police report with the 108. Called the cops that night (once I was safe) mainly out of fear that it would happen to someone else, only to see no sign of the police in the hours that followed. Went down the precinct the following day and was yelled at by the CO for walking into ‘his precinct’ with the desire to file a report for something so ‘minor’ when I had no evidence or little opportunity for the suspect to be caught. I was sent away as I witnessed the CO belittle an officer that was trying to help me. They refused to take my statement. In the end, I followed the advice of some friends at NYPD and called 911, requesting that officers come to my home so that I could file something. The officers that came to my home were super-helpful and drove me to the precinct so that I could speak with a detective and look at mugshots. I was lucky enough to catch the eye of that CO as I walked in escorted by the officers. His behaviour was completely unacceptable. All I’m saying is perhaps we should entertain the possibility that there is no record or report of this incident because the 108 wouldn’t accept one.

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Jemma

It says it wasn’t reported to the police. Why wouldn’t you call the police if you got groped??? Don’t you want the guy to get arrested? Don’t get me wrong I appreciate a heads up about a butt grabber running around but I would think you’d call the cops also.

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Grandpa S*m

Lemm ask you sumthin, if the rampant poster posting posters about groping gropers used COMIC SANS would we take it any less seeriously? If this inceedint did happen it calls for at least Helvetica or Myriad an nothn less.

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Webley

Shouldn’t it be police dept’s job to post these, anyone else’s post should be taken down. Was this even reported?
SP should not make this news if there is no credible source.

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Robert

Obviously just a hoax…just take the sign down unless you are renting here and looking for your rent to go down

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TheRealRuben

I believe the true story is that we have a rampant POSTER posting poster’s around the neighborhood. In my building every other day some passive aggressive hipster will put up a poster about something stupid.

One time she put up a poster regarding someone who wiped their boogers on the wall of the elevator.(coulda been a kid but she decided to give EVERYONE a stern warning to) Another time she put a poster because someone was apparently mistreating their dog (yelling?) so she gave a warning to ANYBODY mistreating their animals and she will call the aspca AND the landlord ! (yoinks!)

It’s gotta be the same person because she’s using the same font and style.

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