Man Arrested for Grabbing Woman in Front of Jane Hotel, Police Say

By Danielle Tcholakian on April 10, 2014 6:55am 

 The Jane, a boutique hotel in the Meatpacking District at 113 Jane St.
The Jane, a boutique hotel in the Meatpacking District at 113 Jane St.
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MEATPACKING DISTRICT — A man was caught pinching a 31-year-old woman's butt in front of The Jane Hotel last week, police said.

The victim was talking to her boyfriend outside the 113 Jane St. hotel about 1:25 a.m. April 3 when Shalom Segelman, 35, came up behind her and grabbed her butt, police said.

Segelman was charged with forcible touching, police said.

Segelman's attorney did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Other notable incidents in the 6th Precinct include:

► A shoplifter at the Union Square Whole Foods punched a security guard who caught him red-handed, leaving the guard with a black eye, police said.

The security guard saw Higashida Yuki, 29, stealing about 8 a.m. on April 3, and confronted him, police said.

The 48-year-old guard was able to get the items back, but when he tried to stop Yuki from leaving the store, Yuki punched him in the right eye, police said.

Yuki was charged with assault, police said.

Yuki's attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.

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