Cannot emphasize how high the Get Out Factor™ in New York City is right now. It's approaching historical levels and it seems to only be getting worse.
A homeless man with 25 priors and who is wanted for at least two sex crimes was arrested for allegedly raping a 43-year-old woman along Manhattan's Hudson River Park on Thursday.
Police said the victim was out by Pier 45, near West and Christopher Streets in the West Village, at around 5:30am, when the man, 29, grabbed her from behind and choked her until she passed out, the New York Post reports.
The assailant then removed her clothes, raped her, and then fled the scene with her headphones, cell phone and wallet. ...
The suspect, who has not been named yet, is also wanted for an attempted rape on October 6, and the sexual assault of another jogger long Pier 40 on March.
If you live in New York, here's what I'd suggest you do: Make arrangements to have your furniture shipped, sublet your apartment, pack your bag, get into your Chevy Nova, and just peel on out of there.
Just in case you needed data, from the city's CompStat files: Rape is up 10% from last year and nearly 25% from 12 years ago. Felony assault is skyrocketing even higher, jumping more than 50% from 12 years ago.
Again, again, again, if you're living in New York: