(DNAINFO) y Gwynne Hogan | October 21, 2015 — A man wearing business suit masturbated in front of a woman waiting on the Fifth Avenue N and R subway platform Monday night, then pulled out a gun on a man who tried to stop him, according to the NYPD.
The incident began just before midnight, when the suspect made a hissing noise at a 38-year-old woman waiting for the subway, according to authorities.
When the victim turned to look at him, she saw him performing a lewd act, police said. The woman broke out in sobs and the perpetrator darted towards the exit, police said.
Another straphanger asked the woman what was wrong and when she told him what happened, the 41-year-old good Samaritan pursued the perpetrator, filming him with a cellphone, according to the NYPD.
As the two neared the exit, the suspect turned to his pursuer with a handgun and told him to mind his own business, police said. The man fled the station.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or visit the website.