Man Arrested for Grabbing Woman’s Breast on Bus

by Katie Pyzyk January 22, 2013 at 11:35 am 2,858 41 Comments

Aaron Darnell AlexanderPolice have arrested a man accused of grabbing a woman’s breast on an ART bus.

Around 4:30 p.m. on Friday (January 18), police say a woman was riding the ART bus when a man got on at the Ballston Metro station and sat across the aisle from her. He allegedly began speaking to the woman in a vulgar manner and she asked him to stop. The woman became nervous and also asked the man to move away from her.

Around the area of Washington Blvd and N. Pershing Drive the suspect allegedly leaned over and grabbed the victim’s breast. The victim yelled and told the man to stop, to which he reportedly responded, “F— you.” The bus driver pulled over and called police upon hearing the commotion, and the suspect took off on foot.

Police quickly found a man in the area meeting the suspect description, and the woman was able to identify him. Police arrested 28-year-old Aaron Darnell Alexander, of no fixed address.

Alexander was transported to Virginia Hospital Center for a laceration on his hand, which he said he received when he was robbed and stabbed the previous evening. Alexander has been charged with sexual battery and is being held on a $3,500 bond.

  • nom de guerre

    Brofile Cam™ in action.

  • Tabby_TwoTone

    Really happy with how the driver handled this.

    • Ashton Heights Manlet

      Yes, let it be said that the metrobus driver did the right thing! Good stuff.

      • bman

        metrobus? WHAT?

        he let the guy off the bus to escape.

    • Ahhlington

      That’s because ART bus drivers, unlike so many Metrobus drivers, actually seem to give a damn about their job.

      • bus rider

        I ride both systems. I wouldn’t go that far. I’ve seen ART drivers just drive right past people waiting at stops in their zeal to get back on schedule.

        • YTK

          How true! I have seen them make fun of passengers too — especially women. And they have this uncanny ability to stop their ART bus (which has a much HIGHER profile than a metrobus) in the MIDDLE of the street so people have to jump off the bus to get off. Tell the driver to Curb The Bus and they act like they don;t understand English.

        • commuter

          Agrees with bus rider. Been riding Metro for more than 20 years. ART has slightly improved because they know I’ve been complaining about them. With exception of a few bus drivers, a lot of them seem to ‘create their own rules or criteria’ on what should be done.

          • Tabby_TwoTone

            I agree too, that’s why I’m pleased with how this driver reacted. ART drivers often fail to signal that they’ve seen you and plan to stop–so as a passenger, you continue waving–and cars get POd when they buses suddenly stop without warning.

            In general, I think that Metrobus drivers (at least those on the Va. routes) are great.

          • bus rider

            ART drivers love to panic stop too. Always hold on, and wear a mouthpiece in case you’re slammed to the wall.

          • YTK

            Panic stop- how true– and some of the metal hand- rails have edges that can cut your hand.

  • Sebastian Melmoth

    ooh chid, u sho’ is ugly.

  • GC2

    Another “No Fixed Address” – Glad that won’t be a problem for the Rosslyn – Ballston corridor in the future.

    • drax

      Whew, for a minute there, I thought you were going to mention a different group he’s a member of….

      • KalashniKEV

        Member of… the Arlington Gropers Association?

        Membership is not restricted and all statistical patterns are purely coincidental.

        • fedworker

          Washington and Pershing Blvds. Not quite Ballston. Screw it. I’m gonna call him the Ballston Boob Grabber anyways.

  • Novasteve

    I’ve only been on ART a couple of times, but it has been fine, the drivers were professional and seemed to take pride in their work, which is pretty rare in this day and age and country.

    • Rory

      Yes, I agree. I actually ride it every day and have for some time (on serveral different routes), and they do a very good job. Almost always punctual, and leaps and bounds better than the Metro buses.

  • Scott

    Fortunately, he was probably released in time to cheer on Obama at the Inauguration. Yay for the welfare state.

    • KalashniKEV

      I saw him on the parade route snapping a pic of BHO on his iPhone.

    • Piker Shorts

      I cheered at the inauguration and I have a job and a master’s degree. So much for your dumb theory.

    • drax

      Enjoy the next four years, Scott. We’ll be laughing at you.

    • gnushell

      You know Scott that most people on welfare are White, don’t you? I second the dumb comment post.

      • KalashniKEV

        The goal is to get everyone hooked on one form of welfare or another, no matter what color you are. Just make sure to say, “Thank You” after they hand you back a portion of the money you earned in the first place.

        • Tinfoil chapeau

          Ah yes the delusions of those brainwashed folks who think that Atlas Shrugged is anything more than an absurd fiction

      • Curious

        gnushell, I wonder where did you get this information from? It interesting to know that most people on wellfare are white.

    • l

      how racist

    • Wow Scott, are you still butt hurt about Appomattox ?

  • KMR

    My 11 and 14 year olds take ART to their Catholic School everyd ay. On the first day of school, as I put them on the bus and waved good-bye, the driver said, “don’t worry I will watch out for them…” and that he has done every day since. I also ride th 42 ART bus most days between the Pentagon and VA Square and my only complaint is the sudden stopping that sometimes happens without warning.

    • hmmmm

      Who watches out for them when they get to the catholic school?

      • fedworker

        Very good question indeed

      • arlimprov

        Father McFeeley.

  • JohnB2

    He probably knew the cold spell was coming and needed a place to stay for the next couple of weeks.

  • geebee

    Maybe the perpetrator was encouraged by ARLnow’s top story of 2013, a much-ballyhooed piece on a local woman’s (very large) breasts. Could ARLnow be complicit?

  • Mack

    They robbed him last night; now his Link is Missing.

  • Matt Gaffney

    Why only one breast? Why not two? If Aaron’s going to hang for a lamb, he might as well hang for a sheep!

    • Why grab anyones breast at all Matt ? You condone his actions ?

  • Tabs

    I was the victim of a boob groper on the metro one day–very crowded metro train heading from the Nationals game. (And yes, it hurt.)

    The perp was an overgrown “brah” the likes of which we discuss here–tall, white, 50ish, ginger, and wearing a baseball cap. Trev’s uncle, if you will.

    I screamed at him. Who came to my defense? Other women–30s/40s. One suggested I knee him in the nuts. I said “I tried, there was nothing there!” Half of the whole car erupted in laughter.

    • bravo



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