A CINDERELLA CRIME! Man steals ONE sneaker from woman at subway station before escaping on train

Many people were mystified by the man's weird theft of just one sneaker


                            A CINDERELLA CRIME! Man steals ONE sneaker from woman at subway station before escaping on train
The unidentified man stole the sneaker on February 9 (NYPD Crime Stoppers)
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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: In a bizarre incident, a man snatched a woman’s sneaker near a Brooklyn subway station and escaped in a train, police said Friday, February 11. The incident reportedly happened on Wednesday, February 9, when the 47-year-old woman was walking towards the street from the platform of Grand Army Plaza 2 and 3 subway station around eleven in the morning.

Police said the victim was apparently approached by the unidentified thief who went behind her up the stairs to the street. On the street, he apparently took away the woman’s Nike running shoe, worth $40, from her foot and escaped towards the station. There was reportedly no previous interaction between the victim and the accused.

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While holding the footwear in his hand, the man went back to the train station, jumped the turnstile, and fled on a train. It has been said the woman did not get hurt during the shocking theft. According to cops, the suspect is believed to be in the age group of 20 to 30 years old. His height is said to be 5 feet 10 and his weight is 220 pounds. He was last seen in a gray knit cap, a gray vest, a blue sweater, blue jeans, and white sneakers.

Police have asked for the public's help and requested them to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Informers can also give tips online or on Twitter, @NYPDTips.

The strange theft has left many people baffled on the internet as a user commented, “That's just weird and desperate. Too desperate.” The second one asked, “What's going on here? Does this guy have a girlfriend with one foot?” The third user tweeted: “It's not bizarre it's unfortunate NYers have to live like this. Every day another subway attack, theft, rape etc with the same profile of person doing it.”

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A person wrote, “Yes he stole a shoe from someone on a train stop pretending this is normal or fine. Yesterday it was attempted rape. Everyday it's something new with black people.” Another person said, “Making sure it’s only a misdemeanor but with the price of sneakers these days he may do time.” A user noted: “Now this right here is border line psychopath behavior.  He needs help seriously. I'm thinking maybe they were in a box perhaps in a bag. To see them in his hands speaks a entirely different story.”

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Another tweet added, “maybe he stole the sneaker for the laces?  looks like his sneaker may not have laces (taken from him in jail?).” A tweet read, “These foot fetishists are outta control.” Another tweet stated, “Man steals woman’s sneaker in bizarre subway theft in New York. One of the most dangerous places in the world these days?”


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Meanwhile, another report said that on February 9 only, a man tried to rape a woman inside a subway train. Authorities said that the man tried to sexually assault the woman on a Lower Manhattan subway train. The 21-year-old victim was reportedly attacked by the suspect aboard a northbound E train nearing the Canal Street stop at around 10:20 in the morning. The psychopath allegedly carried out his sick attempt by first putting his hand under her pant and as the woman rebelled, he grabbed her and pushed her into the train car's corner before trying to rape her. The man then got down at the Canal Street station and the police couldn’t catch him.

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