'Serial spitter' targets Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

An unidentified man has been harassing pedestrians on and around Flatbush Avenue for days by spitting in their faces. Area residents are calling him a

An unidentified man has been harassing pedestrians on and around Flatbush Avenue for days by spitting in their faces.

An unidentified man has been harassing pedestrians on and around Flatbush Avenue for days by spitting in their faces. (1/6/16)

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS - An unidentified man has been harassing pedestrians on and around Flatbush Avenue for days by spitting in their faces.

Area residents are calling him a "serial spitter," and one of his victims is a pre-schooler.

In all, the man has allegedly spit on about a dozen people in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.

One resident set up a Facebook page for victims to share their grievances.

Spitting on someone is only a violation or misdemeanor, according to police, who also say the man has been difficult to track. 

A witness says the suspect is a tall, thin black man around 30 years old. He has been seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the 71st Precinct directly.

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