Man caught on video sexually assaulting sleeping woman on train

Man who sexually assaulted sleeping woman on train 
By: Hydar Tomar 

(Scroll down for video) A woman who fell asleep on a train in New York, was sexually assaulted by a man. Police said it was all caught on video, and they are asking for the public’s help in catching the suspect, according to reports.

A woman, 21-years-old, who was allegedly sexually assaulted on the subway in Manhattan, went to police after seeing a video of the grisly attack uploaded on the Internet, police said Friday.

The woman, who was wearing a dress, was sleeping on southbound Number 4, when a pervert sitting beside her began to caress her around 4:00 a.m. Saturday.

Jasheem Smiley, 21, who was sitting in front, began recording the encounter with his iPhone.

The video, which was posted on YouTube, shows the woman suddenly waking up and punching the man in the face before she jumps off the train at Grand Central Station.

She later saw the clip online and reported the incident to the police.

Shortly after the video went viral, Smiley said that he did not want to confront the suspect, so he recorded the incident for evidence.

"I was petrified," he said. "I did not know what this man is capable of. I do not know if he had a knife."

Police asked anyone with information about the suspect to call NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS.