Ladies: Sexual predator on the loose?
Hoboken Groper Nabbed!
Good news, ladies! After several weeks trying to find the “Hoboken Groper,” two astute Detectives in town spotted the man (who is of Hispanic descent) near 1st & Garden Streets today, and placed him under arrest.
Letter: I was attacked & groped by creep in Hoboken!
One Hoboken woman wanted to warn everyone about an experience she had walking home from work last week.
Gives you yet another reason to put your phone away and pay attention to your surroundings rather than stupid status updates!
Felt up on the way home from PATH station
“Last Wednesday evening, I was walking home from the PATH and was on Bloomfield and 5th, and it was dark already and raining. I was taking on my phone (stupid, I know) when a man came up behind me and grabbed me between the legs and roughly ran his hands up my butt.
I screamed and he ran off down Bloomfield. It happened so fast, and it was so dark and rainy that I was unable to get any look at the man (he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and jeans). I was fine, but called the cops so that I could make a report. (Incidentally, I had my purse on my shoulder and he EASILY could have gotten it, but he didn’t even try).
I e-mailed the mayor the next morning to ask her to warn other girls. The one thing we know about sexual predators is that they rarely stop their bad behavior once they’ve started. I’m sure he’ll strike again, and I wanted the other girls of Hoboken (thousands of whom, it seems, walk home alone from the PATH every evening). She has done nothing. She did send me an e-mail saying they were hiring more cops to patrol (which seems crazy since everyone keeps saying they can’t even afford to pay the firemen… but whatever.)
I just want the other girls who live here to be safe. This attack could have been MUCH, MUCH worse!”