Police in Virginia are looking for a man believed to have slashed at least five women on the butt.
An 18-year-old woman was shopping at Forever 21 in Fairfax, Virginia when she felt a sharp pain on her rear end.
She told police she thought at first that she had been struck with a clothes hanger, but after further inspection did she realize she had been cut through her shorts with a box cutter or razor.
According to the victims, the attack usually occurs after a distraction, such as clothes falling off a rack.
Lucy Caldwell of the Fairfax County Police spoke on the crime by saying:
“Because it’s such an unusual thing, no one would ever expect something like that to occur,” she said. “They may be walking along and put their hand to their backside and feel it.”
Gregg McCrary, a former FBI profiler, told the News & Messenger that although the women are not seriously harmed, the violence could escalate if he is not caught.
“The dangerous thing here is he’s actually hurting women. He’s already crossed that threshold into physical contact. He’ll just keep doing this until he’s caught and by keeping on doing this, he’ll caught.”
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