I first heard about this on Boing Boing (NSFW) last week and was surprised that The Daily News ran it on the front page.
Here is the latest update on the story:
Nearly two dozen people have phoned the Daily News and the NYPD to say they believe Dan Hoyt, co-owner of raw-food eateries called Quintessence, is the man whose photo appeared on the cover of Saturday’s paper.
Investigators contacted Hoyt by phone and asked him to come in for an interview, NYPD sources said. No arrests have been made.
Hoyt did not return The News’ calls, and his business partner and ex-wife, Tolentin Chan, said, “It’s not proven yet.”
She said whoever the flasher is, he needs counseling.
“There should be a support center to support these men to find what is the cause of their action instead of …putting them in jail,” she said.
Hoyt and Chan co-own two restaurants, one on E. 10th St. in the East Village and the other on Amsterdam Ave., and are well known in the raw food movement, which calls for serving uncooked food.
The photo appeared in The News after Thao Nguyen, 22, used her cell phone to take a picture of a blond-haired man who exposed and fondled himself on an R train on Aug. 19.
If you google Dan Hoyt and Quintessence you will find a photo of the alleged wanker at the bottom of this site. Sure looks like the same guy to me.
It was the same guy. He turned himself in.