Heads up to ladies walking alone. Last night around 8:15 I was walking on Bergen and came to the intersection at Carlton where a young man (25 isn Puerto Rican guy, strong build wearing sporty clothes and a baseball cap) verbally attacked me out of nowhere. He was sexually explicit, using violent imagery and the further I got from him the angrier he became. Not sure what this guy is capable of, but he is a very sick person. I called the cops, but there wasn't much they could do. Watch your backs.
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Sexual Harassment on Bergen Street
The exact guy you described did the exact same thing to me around 2 weeks ago on Sterling and Underhill in the middle of the afternoon. In addition to yelling sexually explicit/rude things at me, he also actually followed me with his car, and then parked and followed me on foot down the street and tried touching me and getting close to me. When I confronted him, he also started screaming at me and became completely unhingeHe would not stop no matter what i did and no matter how much I told him to leave me alone and go away. He actually then turned it around, and started yelling asking why I was attacking him and that I should leave him alone. It wasntotally bizarre and scary. No one else was around and I was with my puppy, so I was trying to get away as soon as possible, but I feel like his car was like an old-ish /somewhat banged upToyota Camry, perhaps...4-doors. And yes, be on the lookout for him..he doesn't at all look the part, but if you run across this chunky, light/white skinned Puerto Rican guy, ID say 23-26 years old, with stubble, maybe 5'8-5'10, and he starts with sexual remarks, get to a safe location and if possible call police.
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Sorry...I forgot to mention...I believe the car was white.
Call 911 immediately if he walks up to either of you again. Take video of the harassment as well. Sadly, it often takes extensive documentation to get the NYPD to do the most basic of police work.
Keep in mind some pharmacies and gun stores sell pepper spray.WARNING: Poster may be sarcastic reader discretion is strongly advised.
So so scary. That's the same guy for sure. Thanks so much for writing Naturegurl.
Sounds like he might be local, then. I was hoping it was a fluke.
If anyone has advice on how to catch or prosecute a person like this before he does something terrible, please advise.
Vanderbilt is the dividing line between the 77th and 78th pct.
The West side (toward Barclays), falls under the catchment area of the 78pct. [Joyjoy's incident happened on Carlton]
The East side (toward Washington), falls on the 77th pct. [naturegurl's incident happened near Underhill]
...so, I'd start with informing the Community Affairs Officer, or whoever is working the desk assigned to each.
Yes, a picture would be incredibly helpful. Print it out for them.
...readers could take a picture of people whom they think might be this guy, and PM it to naturegurl or joyjoy. This would prevent the chance of the "wrong guy" from being posted to everyone's eyes.Join us for Festivus on Sunday, January 12, 2014 http://brooklynian.com/forum/the-lounge-random-stuff/save-the-date-dec-15-2013-the-9th-annual-brooklynian-festivus?replies=1#post-774296
Truly scary, glad you got away safely. I think that I would have been too focused on getting outta there to engage the guy.
Serious question, how did you know he was Puerto Rican?
I was too scared to take a picture or engage him in any way. @BK Chickie, his accent.
Sadly, if I am correct, this guy has been around for quite a few years.
I use to live on Bergen and he would make an appearance a few times every summer - normally in the early morning on weekends.
I'm lucky enough that I was never out on the street when he came by, but from across the street one morning I heard him yelling at a woman who was out of my line of vision and he then proceed to say quite a number of vulgar things to me up on my balcony.
The mechanics at Jam Rock were pretty good about shooing him away. But a few weeks later he'd be back, first just talking loudly to himself and then harassing people - I don't think he's just harassing women (although they seem to receive the brunt of the yelling - lewd commentary followed by aggressive language when they ignore him).
I never called the police as my best description was from above and "probably latino (he did yell in Spanish a few of the times that I overheard him) with a red baseball cap."