Police warn of serial buttock slasher on the loose in Virginia

By | August 5, 2011

Captured: The suspected buttock slasher is seen on this CCTV imageSurveillance video shows the suspected serial butt slasher entering Marshall’s at the Greenbriar Shopping Center on June 20.

… The suspect, described as a heavy-set Hispanic man in his late 20s, distracts women before slashing them across the bottom with a box-cutter or razor.

In the most recent attack, an 18-year-old woman was slashed through a pair of denim shorts as she browsed for clothes at a Forever 21 outlet in Fair Oaks Mall on Monday evening.

She told police she noticed several clothes falling from a rack behind her, saw a man bend to pick them up, then felt a ‘sharp pain’ in her rear.

The victim believed it was just a coat hanger that hit hear behind, until she realised her denim shorts had been sliced and her bottom was cut and bleeding.

According to police, there have been at least six similar attacks in the county since February, all targeting women in their late teens or early 20s.

The last attack before Monday’s was on June 20 at the Marshall’s department store in the Greenbriar Shopping Centre.

The bottom slasher also struck on June 18 at H&M at Tyson’s Corner Mall; May 15 at the Ann Taylor outlet at Fair Oaks Mall; and February 14 at the Champs, also at Fair Oaks Mall. …

The attacker could be suffering from a sexual disorder known as piquerism, which means he gets sexual gratification from stabbing or cutting his victims with sharp objects, former FBI profiler Gregg McCrary told Virginia’s News & Messenger. ..

via ‘We want young women to be aware’: Police warn of serial buttock slasher on the loose in Virginia | Mail Online.

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