Jan. 27, 2022 By Allie Griffin
A man staying at a hotel in Elmhurst well overstayed his welcome last month when he allegedly pulled out a gun and exposed himself to a female employee.
The man allegedly watched the woman, a housekeeper, clean the room he was in at the Elmhurst Lodge, located at 90-51 51st Ave. and exposed his penis and then brandished a gun at 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 29, police said.
He stood in the doorway watching the 46-year-old woman clean the room while allegedly masturbating. He then allegedly displayed the gun and lifted his index finger to his lips to tell her to remain quiet as he inched closer to her, according to police.
The woman feared for her safety and ran past the guest out of the room. She was not harmed, police said.
The guest left the building and fled in an unknown direction. Police described him as an adult man with a dark complexion, medium build and short black hair. he was last seen wearing sunglasses, a black hooded winter jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.