“A rose from a concrete jungle.” These are the words that an NYPD police sergeant used to describe Hip-Hop artist, Moise Morancy, after he helped stop a sexual assault on a 15-year-old girl on a city bus.
Rappers have notoriously been in disagreement with officers and have even condoned violence towards women and cops, but this New York City rapper is different.
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Moise Morancy described what transpired when 36-year-old Pablo Levano forcibly touched the underage female. “So I saw him creeping on the inside of her leg,” Morancy said. He continued, “I said if you touch her, you’re going to have a problem with me.”
Morancy yelled at the man to stop touching the underage girl. He explained how nobody else on the bus was doing anything to help him. But then one passenger started to film the good Samaritan act, a video that has since gone viral and has over 2.3 million views on Facebook alone.
Police from the 112 percent arrived after the scene was made on the bus. Both the suspect Levano and Morancy were put into handcuffs until officers sorted out who was the perp and who was the hero.
A black police sergeant thanked the rapper for his good deed and his assistance in getting Levano off the streets. Levano has been charged with forcefully touching, which in New York is a class A misdemeanor. Levano can be sentenced to up to a year in jail.
Morancy explained, “I forget his name, but I want to say ‘thank you’. He told me, ‘you’re a hero’ and shook my hand and said I was you 20 years ago and that touched me.”
The rapper claimed to have been previously racially profiled in the past but says the whole incident that happened that night made him feel better about the NYPD.
“I had to do what I had to do for the girl,” Morancy said. “And I urge other men to step in to intervene when someone’s being sexually assaulted. It’s disgusting!”
As a thank you, the female victim gave Morancy a rose. He added it’s all in keeping with his debut mixtape coming out soon called “Chronicles of a Ghetto Rose.”
Below is the full news story that ran on the good Samaritan.