A Jamaican student accused of groping five women on the subway during rush hour allegedly told police it was a prank, according to a law enforcement source.
Damario Johnson was held on $10,000 bail by a criminal court judge Tuesday on charges of forcible touching, menacing, sexual abuse and harassment.
Johnson, 19, who arrived on a student visa two months ago, allegedly told police he groped women once on Monday and twice on Thursday, officials said.
The incidents allegedly happened once on Wednesday and several times on Friday at the No. 2 and 3 Hoyt St. subway station, according to the criminal complaint.
Subway groper says he had never seen white women before
He told investigators he "did it so many times, (he) cannot remember. It was a prank," according to a law enforcement source.
He did not explain how it was a prank.
Police caught Johnson red-handed on Monday as he put his hand up a woman's skirt and grabbed her private parts, officials said.
He told cops then he grabbed his victims because he’d never seen white women before and they were “absolutely beautiful,” sources said.