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Woman Fought Off Would-Be Rapist in Ridgewood Home: Police

July 7, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A 37-year-old woman fought off a would-be rapist who followed her into her Ridgewood building Monday morning.

The woman was returning to her home near Gates Avenue and Cypress Avenue, when the man followed her inside her building at 8 a.m. Monday, police said.

Inside the building, he pushed her to the floor and tried to remove her clothing. When she fought back, the man ran outside and fled on foot, police said.

Police described the man as Hispanic and 20 to 30 years old. Police have released video and photos of the suspect.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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McGruff

Very proud of the individual who fought of this criminal. Too many criminals walk this city with no regard or concern for anything but themselves. Bail reform, among other Mayoral policies have wiped away thirty years of progress in this city. We need to take back our streets by voting in individuals who care as much as we do and about the same things.

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