THE BRONX — Police arrested a man suspected in three assaults on women in August, all of which began with him approaching his victims from behind and choking them, the NYPD said Friday.
In one attack, he removed the victim's shoes and sniffed her feet, cops said.
Calvin Presinal, 28, of Fordham, allegedly attacked the women all in close proximity to his home, according to police.
In the first attack, he allegedly grabbed a 21-year-old woman at 12:10 a.m. as she was walking near the Kingsbridge Road 4 station, on Jerome Avenue, police said. He came up behind her and choked her around the neck until she lost consciousness, police said.
Then on August 30, Presinal allegedly wrestled an 18-year-old girl to the ground near Sedgwick and Bailey avenues at around 1:10 a.m., according to the NYPD, then removed her shoes to smell her feet in University Heights. He took off after she stood up, cops said.
About 20 minutes later, he allegedly choked another woman, 24, just blocks away, near 2816 Parkview Terrace, police said. Presinal wrestled her to the ground before trying to open her pants, according to police, but she fought him off and he fled the scene.
Presinal, who lives on University Avenue near W.188th Street, faces charges of attempted rape, assault, and strangulation.