A 30-year-old Sunnyside female was sexually attacked on 46th Street this morning (Sunday).
The perpetrator attacked the woman in the vicinity of 39-08 46th Street and “put his hands down her blouse and punched her in the face,” according to police. The incident occurred at 5:45 am. The woman had been visiting relatives and had just caught the subway home.
Mike Novak, a 46th street resident, heard from his house the woman yelling for help.
“I ran out of my house and he had her in the bushes,” Novak said. “I chased after him, but he had sneakers while I was barefoot so he got away.”
Novak, whose wife is a nurse, brought the victim back to his house. His wife made sure she was ok before the police and EMS arrived.
Novak described the man as a Hispanic in his late 20s.
The New York Post did a follow up on the story this morning (Monday).