Grinning Straphanger Wanted For Indecent Exposure

 Photo of alleged lewd passenger onboard an R train on Dec. 2. Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Photo of alleged lewd passenger onboard an R train on Dec. 2. Photo courtesy of the NYPD

By Christina Carrega

A Sunday night subway ride into Elmhurst for a woman was by a lewd passenger who exposed his private parts, police said.

The 41-year-old woman was riding on the southbound R train at the Elmhurst Avenue station when she noticed a man seated near her with his genitals out of his pants, police said.

Before fleeing the train car at the next station, the woman snapped a cell phone picture of the grinning perv and turned it over to the police.

The allege creep is described as an African-American man, between 25 to 35 years old and was last seen wearing all dark clothing.

A cellphone photo of the male taken by the reporter is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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