From the Queens Gazette:
An Astoria mom is lashing out at the NYPD after police at the 114th Precinct took more than three hours to respond to 911 calls she made after a man followed her daughter and a friend into an elevator at her Astoria apartment building.
Julia Hess told reporters she called 911 three times after her daughter and a friend, each 10-years-old, ran screaming into her 29th Street apartment at about 4:30 p.m. on August 5. The terrified girls told Hess, 42, that a man who entered the elevator with them asked for their names and grabbed his crotch, asking “Do you want to see it?”
A surveillance video shows the man touching the girls as they hurried out of the elevator, police sources said.
Hess walked to the 114th Precinct at about 7:15 p.m. on August 5 to report the incident. While at the Astoria Boulevard stationhouse, Hess received a call on her cell phone stating that the police were waiting for her at her apartment.
Police officials confirmed that they are investigating the incident to determine what delayed cops, preventing them from rapidly responding to Hess’ 911 calls.