Stranger allegedly slapped woman’s buttocks in early evening in Hoboken


HOBOKEN — The Hoboken police are asking for help in identifying a stranger accused of repeatedly slapping a woman’s buttocks in downtown Hoboken around dinnertime.
On Monday, Feb. 5, at approximately 6:12 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Second and Jackson streets to speak with a victim of a sexual contact.
The victim was making her way to the Sky Club Gym at 125 Marshall St. when she was approached from behind by an unknown man.
The man, whom the victim described as wearing a Green hooded Sweatshirt and Khaki pants, allegedly slapped her on the buttocks area several times and fled the area.
He was last seen by the victim fleeing south on Jackson Street and possibly meeting with another male who was described as wearing a bright red jacket.
Detectives were able to describe this man further as wearing dark sneakers with stripes on the side, a hooded jacket with fur on the collar, and wearing glasses. Anyone who may have been in the area during that time is asked to contact Det. Christine Collins with any information.
She can be reached at or 201-420-2113. All information will be kept confidential