Hip-Hop artist Moise Morancy was traveling on a bus when he saw a drunk man touching a 15-year-old girl sitting next to him inappropriately. Morancy could not just sit and watch so he stepped in.
"So I saw him creeping on the inside of her leg," Morancy said.
"I said if you touch her, you're going to have a problem with me," he added.
A man recorded the incident. Luckily what could have been a tragic encounter was averted thanks to Morancy’s courage.
The police, however, handcuffed Morancy as well as the 36-year-old accused harasser identified as Pablo Levano, but released Morancy after figuring out that he was actually a hero.
A NYPD sergeant thanked Morancy for helping the girl and police to arrest Levano, who is now charged with forcible touching.
"I forget his name, but I want to say 'thank you'," Morancy said. "He said, 'You're a hero' and shook my hand and said I was you 20 years ago and that touched me."
"I had to do what I had to do for the girl," Morancy added. "And I urge other men to step in to intervene when someone's being sexually assaulted. It's disgusting!"
The hero got a rose from the thankful girl a rose as a token of gratitude.
The sergeant said that I was "the rose that grew from concrete." ?? My debut mixtape "CHRONICLES OF A GHETTO ROSE" COMES OUT NEXT MONTH!!!! ?? pic.twitter.com/7NxmS0rNRJ— Moise Morancy (@moisemorancy) October 26, 2016
Morancy uploaded the video on Facebook, where it went viral with thousands of shares and several messages appreciating him for saving the girl from a pervert.