The suspect police say raped a woman in Manhattan's East River Park surrendered Saturday.
Investigators say 28-year-old Paul Niles was riding a bike when he approached the woman jogging near the FDR Drive and Cherry Street around 7:30 Wednesday night.
They say he motioned for her to keep quiet, then grabbed her hair as she tried to run away.
He then allegedly put his arm around her throat, pulled her into a nearby amphitheater and raped her.
Park-goers say they still feel safe despite the attack, but say more could be done to prevent it from happening again.
"I've never seen people around there that kinda like seem dangerous or whatever," one said. "It's usually pretty populated so generally, I hope it's a one-time thing."
"It is kinda unnerving to hear that something like that happened so close," said another.
"I don't understand why they don't have more lighting here that they used to have in the summertime and even before that during the Bloomberg administration," another said.
Niles also allegedly stole the victim's wallet.
Cops say surveillance video shows him using her credit card in a deli later that night.
After he surrendered Saturday, Niles was charged with rape, robbery and identity theft against the jogger and with forcible touching of another victim, who he approached separately.