"Police are searching for a man who was caught on camera allegedly performing a lewd act with children sitting nearby.
incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Friday morning, according to Transit
officials. A woman recorded the video after she noticed the man was
exposed, sitting right next to her.
The woman who confronted the man on video is talking only to Fox 29.
you're in that kind of situation you're more concerned with
thinking,'Am I really seeing what I'm seeing? Is this really
happening?'" said Ida Goldkorn.
Goldkorn says she is still
mentally processing the cell phone video she shot Friday morning on
SEPTA Bus 23 moving through North Philadelphia.
The video shows a
man police now consider a suspect, fondling himself on the crowded bus,
which included a child seated right behind him.
"He was I guess
was turning around and looking at her and looking at me and felt like
that was ok. And that's what really, really disturbed me because I'm
sure the little girl had a pretty clear of what was going on," she
Appalled, the Temple Criminal Justice doctoral student confronted him while recording.
You even see him argue with her in the video.
was not even remotely expecting that. I really though that the video or
telling him that I was taping him would make him get up but obviously
he didn't do that," said Goldkorn.
Victim's Unit says an arrest warrant has been issued for the Germantown
man in his early 30s is wanted for open lewdness and reckless
endangerment after investigators saw the video on the People of Septa
Goldkorn says she's glad police had the video to go on.
"I'm glad I did it. I don't think I could live with myself if I hadn't done it," she said.
Her actions prompted the driver to kick the man off the bus.
Philadelphia police have not released the name of the suspect, but they say they know who they're looking for."
Here is video with an interview of the lady that taped him: