Ridgewood’s bike-riding pervert who has reportedly been going around the neighborhood and exposing himself to young girls has been linked to nine separate incidents in adjacent communities since May.
According to the NYPD, the suspect — described as either a white or Hispanic male in his 20s, who has been seen wearing a jacket with white stripes on the sleeves and shoulders, and rides a bicycle with classic drop-style handlebars — has committed crimes in the 104th and 108th Precincts in Maspeth, Ridgewood, Woodside and Glendale.
The list of incidents is as follows:
- The pervert was seen in front of a home on 48th Street in Maspeth on May 11, at approximately 7:24 a.m. when he approached a 13-year-old female, asked her for a piece of paper and then exposed his penis. He fled north on 48th Street on his bicycle.
- Hours later, on May 11 at approximately 8:20 a.m., the flasher was on the corner of Fairview Avenue and Stanhope Street in Ridgewood and approached a 14-year-old female, and again asked for a piece of paper and exposed his genitals. He fled westbound on Stanhope Street on his bike.
- On May 30, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the suspect approached a 13-year-old female victim who was walking to school near 51st Avenue and 72nd Place and exposed himself. The victim continued walking away, and the suspect fled on his bike in an unknown direction.
- On Friday, June 2, at approximately 7 a.m., at the corner of Borden Avenue and Grand Avenue, the suspect flashed himself to a 14-year-old female victim and fled on his bicycle.
- Four months later, on Oct. 2, the creep approached a 12-year-old female in the vicinity of Seneca Avenue and Stephen Street at approximately 4 p.m. and asked the victim for a piece of paper. When the pre-teen went to give him the sheet of paper, the suspect had his pants down and his groin exposed. He fled the scene in an unknown direction.
- The sixth incident occurred on Sept. 20 at approximately 4:15 p.m. inside of Evergreen Park, where the suspect asked the 15-year-old female victim for a piece of paper and again exposed himself and fled in an unknown direction on his bike.
- On Oct. 17, at 7:50 a.m. police reported that the suspect was seen at the intersection of Palmetto Street and Forest Avenue when he approached the 12-year-old female victim who was standing on the corner. The male made a statement to get the girl’s attention, but the victim turned and walked away. The suspect fled the location on his bicycle in an unknown direction.
- On Nov. 2, at 7:40 a.m. on Madison Street, the unidentified suspect approached an 11-year-old female, made a statement to get her attention, exposed his penis and fled on his bike.
- Minutes later, on Nov. 2, at 7:45 a.m., the suspect approached two female victims — 12- and 13-years-old — on Forest Avenue, made a statement to get their attention, exposed his genitals and fled on his bike.
None of the victims were injured.
Police have released photo and video surveillance of the suspect.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.