A man in New York became a hero overnight, after he allegedly saved a 15-year-old girl from being groped by a drunk man.
Moise Morancy stepped in after he saw a man get on a bus in Queens, New York, who reportedly said ‘all types of sexual shit’ to the young girl sitting next to him, before trying to forcibly touch her.
Moise managed to pin the accused pervert against a seat before delivering a simple message. “Don’t ever do that shit again,” he said.
He posted the video of his encounter on Facebook, where he accuses him of ‘touching the girl without her permission’.
At first he started caressing her hand and I saw how uncomfortable it made her…so she let go and put her hands in her pocket. He then proceeded to forcibly do it again. In the process of doing so, he hit my knee and I told him ‘Yo, bro. Don’t touch me.’
He then claims that the man barraged him with racial abuse and started to caress the girl’s leg. Morancy then alleges that the accused reach into his pocket, so he decided to take action by hitting him in the face, knees and neck, The Independent reports.
The video later shows officers entering the bus and detaining both men of the men involved, but according to local TV station Pix11 Morancy was later released without charge- while the suspect, Pablo Levano, was charged with forcible touching.
Morancy later praised the police officers who let him go, saying the incident made him more positive about the attitudes of the NYPD, who have been accused of racism in the past.
Speaking to Pix11, he thanked a black sergeant who arrived on the scene. “I forget his name, but I want to say ‘thank you’. He said ‘you’re a hero’ and shook my hand and said ‘I was you 20 years ago’, and that touched me,” he said.
Moise also encouraged other men to intervene if they see inappropriate behaviour towards young girls.
I had to do what I had to do for the girl. And I urge other men to step in to intervene when someone’s being sexually assaulted. It’s disgusting!
Fair play to him for stepping in when others just simply wouldn’t.