PHOTO: Investigators have reached out to the public for assistance in identifying this man who allegedly menaced a woman with a gun and pleasured himself in front of her at Corona gas station before speeding away. Photo Courtesy of NYPD
By Michael V. Cusenza
Cops have asked for help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a bizarre menacing incident earlier this month in front of a Corona gas station during which the suspect brandished a gun.
On Feb. 5, around 10 p.m., according to police, the man parked his car next to the 30-year-old female victim’s vehicle in front of the BP gas station on Horace Harding Expressway near 99th Street. The suspect then approached the victim, who was outside of her car, and displayed a handgun. The victim jumped into her car and locked herself inside while the suspect proceeded to masturbate inside of his car with the door open.
After he was finished he yelled obscenities at her before he got inside his car and drove away.
The suspect is described as 30-40 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8, weighing around 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue and gray hooded sweatshirt, light blue jeans and yellow boots. His vehicle is described as a gold-colored GMC Yukon SUV.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips by logging onto NYPDCrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All correspondences are strictly confidential.