Hats have suffered many losses in the past twenty years. From the troublesome Ashton Kutcher trucker hat era to the rise and immediate laming of fedoras, the world of hats is more fragmented than ever. Here to further complicate one's potential affinity for hats is a recent subway masturbator in New York. According to Gothamist, the NYPD is currently searching for "a public lewdness suspect who allegedly masturbated on a subway last week."

The woman who reported the incident to authorities says that the currently unidentified masturbator "exposed himself and masturbated to completion on a crowded uptown A train." In the complaint, the woman details the peculiar methods of this particular subway masturbator:

"I got in the first car of the A train at Hoyt/Schermerhorn around 10 a.m. and saw a young man with his penis out of his pants — masturbating. He was using his hat to hide himself but, from where I was standing could clearly see what he was doing. He kept looking around. I moved a few steps away and took a photo, and then a video."

The woman also told Gothamist that, while she was in Manhattan filing her report, police received another call regarding a separate subway masturbator — presumably hatless. Authorities are asking that any sightings of the subway hat masturbator are reported via their Crime Stoppers page. Watch the video of the incident below, hat and all: