[Update] Tipsters ID stand-up comic as suspect in attempted rape outside woman’s home: Cops

A stand-up comedian in town from Florida is facing charges in connection with an alleged rape attempt in New York City last week.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, video of the Queens, New York, attack was released in an attempt to identify the suspect.

The incident occurred early Friday morning, ending after the alleged victim was able to fight off the man and he ran away.

“He was trying to reach and grab my arm,” the woman said. “And then as I tried to flee from him, he tried to come at me and tried to grab me again.”

According to her account, she parked her car close to her home and noticed a man a short distance away near a train station who began to approach.

“I ran and I screamed,” she said. “That was my first response, because usually I have pepper spray or something, but I also like to travel so I didn’t have the pepper spray on me at the moment.”

After authorities released a description and video, tips began to pour in suggesting the culprit appeared to be a Florida-based stand-up comedian, as reported by WPIX.

Authorities in New York reportedly arrested 34-year-old Christopher Prusa the morning after the incident.

He is expected to face a range of criminal charges including first-degree attempted rape, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, sexual abuse, fourth-degree stalking, second-degree harassment, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to his Facebook posts, Prusa is a stand-up comedian who performs regularly in New York City and auditioned for the reality series “America’s Got Talent.”

The New York Daily News reports he was booked into the Vernon C. Bain Center with bail set at $2,500.

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