A homeless, convicted intercourse offender has been terrorizing ladies within the East Village – they usually’ve reached out to The Publish for assist.
Fritz Marseille — who spent 5 months in jail final 12 months for allegedly groping two ladies — hangs out between East third Road and East fifth Road alongside Second Avenue, allegedly accosting ladies who ignore his advances, witnesses mentioned.
However he took his alleged misdeeds to a different degree when he lurked behind Kristen Sales space final month and declared, “I’m going to f–king rape you,” the shaken digital artist instructed The Publish this week.
Sales space, 49, who was with neighbor Christine Rucci, 60, instructed Marseille, 38, to “get the f–ok away from me!” and the 2 ladies screamed “rapist!” to get the eye of others and thrust back Marseille through the June 17 incident on the nook of East fifth and Second Avenue.
“It’s very clear he does have some psychological well being and habit points. He’s homeless. However I’m at vital mass with that excusing the truth that he’s a legal. He’s adopted me earlier than,” Sales space mentioned, noting she now carries pepper spray.
Sales space lodged a grievance towards Marseille with the NYPD, considered one of 5 she’s filed towards him since Sept. 2020.
Rucci, who carries a security alarm, mentioned Marseille’s revolting antics embrace drug dealing, urinating, defecating, and masturbating in and round their East fifth Road buildings. She known as him a “predator” and a “ticking time bomb.”
Marseille is “insane,” mentioned a employee at close by Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen, who famous a lot of frightened ladies have ducked into the pub to flee the vagrant’s verbal abuse.
Recently, the homeless man has develop into “extra aggressive,” mentioned an worker at Espresso Challenge on East fifth.
Native cops from the ninth Precinct “do nothing,” fumed Rucci, who claims to have been verbally abused by Marseille.
“We dwell on a police block which needs to be the most secure block on this space and it’s not and that’s unhappy,” she mentioned.
Marseille has seven sealed instances, in accordance with the state Workplace of Courtroom Administration. He’s been arrested twice, in accordance with the NYPD, for groping the rear ends of two completely different ladies and pleaded responsible in each instances.
Marseille was required to finish a counseling program with Queens Counseling for Change — who mentioned its clientele contains people with “problematic sexual behaviors” and “anger administration points” — in accordance with the Manhattan District Legal professional’s workplace.
Marseille failed to seem in court docket on June 1 for compliance and there’s now a warrant out for his arrest, authorities mentioned.
“It’s solely a matter of time earlier than it goes past harassment and groping and when it escalates to rape, then the Mayor, NYPD, the DA’s workplace, and judges will take discover,” Rucci seethed, including, “I for one don’t wish to wait.”