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Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Serial Butt Slasher?

I kid you not! News video and more information below the fold:


The news article:
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WUSA) -- Fairfax County Police have released new, significantly clearer images of a man investigators believe has been slashing young women on their buttocks at local retail stores and malls.

There have been five attacks in Northern Virginia since Feburary including three at the Fair Oaks Mall. Other assaults happened at the Greenbriar Shopping Center and at Tysons Corner Center.

Investigators believe the suspect is using either a box cutter or a razor blade. In any case, police are convinced he will strike again unless he is caught.

"It -is- an unusual case," said Fairfax County Police Spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell.

The newly released surveillance photographs show the suspect is Hispanic, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and heavy-set. He allegedly distracts his young female victims while they shop and then, he strikes his target.

"It's disconcerting, it is painful and you feel that your space has been violated. It's a form of assault," said Caldwell.

A criminal profiler tells 9News that the suspect may have a sexual disorder called piquerism. It's a form of sadomasochism in which one finds sexual gratification by cutting or stabbing a person in a sexually significant area.

"We were a little surprised and it's definitely a unique thing. It's nothing that would fall in a normal category," said Robbie Stark, the General Manager at Fair Oaks Mall.

At Fair Oaks, where the most recent attack targeted an 18 year-old victim, security remains tight. Women have called the mall, including parents.

"They're concerned, obviously. I'm always more than willing to talk with them and explain what we know and what we're doing. And it's still a very safe place to be," said Stark.

In surveillance photos, the suspect wears different clothing, but one item remains a constant: the large white watch on his left arm.

Police hope someone recognizes the suspect. The profiler said he may have tried this behavior with a wife or girlfriend and was rejected, so now, he's now targeting strangers.

Written by Andrea McCarren

9NEWS NOW & WUSA9.COM
Sheesh.

Back-to-school shoppers will need to take extra precautions. Not quite sure what those precautions might be, however.

As long as I'm posting a strange news story, HERE is another one.

18 comments:

  1. As if we don't have enough to worry about...

    I hope a big, angry husband catches him right before the act and pounds his perverted head in.

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  2. They know what he looks like. When you're shopping, keep your eyes open.

    I don't know, but this might have something to do with the way girls dress these days. The report said the victim noticed bleeding through her denim shorts. I've seen some of the denim shorts these teens wear, and they don't leave much to the imagination. It wouldn't surprise me if the manner of dress stirs up some deviant desire in the suspect.

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  3. Mark,
    Oh, yes, a lot of girls and young women "slut dress" these days.

    But, IMO, their manner of dress doesn't in any way excuse what this perv is doing.

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  4. Silverfiddle,
    Apparently, this perv doesn't attack girls old enough to have a husband.

    So, those my age are safe. So far, anyway.

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  5. Mark,
    I have to say that I am appalled that so many girls and their mothers give into complying with the slut-dressing trend.

    Indeed, except for the lack of their wearing fishnet stockings, many of these girls could easily work the streets in D.C.

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  6. Very disturbing from many aspects.

    That is one of the reasons I returned to my home here in Gibraltar after having my studies and work experiences in London and Mexico C. As soon as there was a vacancy I jumped back in and thirty years later you could not get me to move for any price.

    Simply put there is enough of a closed-in local community feel that simply does not allow for such things to happen or at least have it discovered and dealt with. Sure we have our problems and even murders but almost always they are outsiders and not us Llanitos (local Gibraltans).

    My youngest is a primary school teacher here and the "slut look" does not exist because a parent would not dare allow it ...... and if any of the military wants to look for street-walkers, they drive over to La Linia (de la Concepcion) which has twice the population and no economy....

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  7. The girls' manner of dress, although one I find inappropriate, is irrelevant!

    This guy is a violent pervert. Like Silverfiddle, I hope a large boyfriend/husband beats him to a pulp, or the young woman he decides to cut is packing a little heat of her own!

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  8. No, of course the way these girls dress doesn't excuse the perv's behavior. He and he alone is responsible for his actions.
    I merely speculate as to the reason he is carrying out his attacks. To have a reason, no matter how sound or unsound, never justifies criminal behavior. I could fabricate a reason to steal from Walmart but to act upon that reason is still criminal and requires a conscious decision to act.

    It's what I preach about constantly:

    Personal responsibility. Take the blame for your own actions. Don't assign blame to someone else.

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  9. I hear it's very tough NOT to buy that little girl slut stuff.......the stores don't carry much decent stuff anymore. Maybe that's a cop out but I hear it from pretty darned good, traditional mothers.
    And, no, we can't blame dress for things like this awful story, but I'm a bit tired of girls wearing REALLY slutty revealing stuff, going to bars, and then complaining that creeps hit on them. You attract a perv, not knowing he's sick, lead him on, maybe even sleep with him, and that's probably what's caused so many coeds to go missing the minute they leave a bar and be found dead.

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  10. Mark,
    Thank you for responding again!

    I understood the intent of your first comment. After all, I "know" you here in the blogosphere.

    I just wanted to be sure that others who stop by would understand.

    I hope that they catch this perv soon! I do worry about the safety of my homeschool students!

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  11. Brooke,
    I hope a large boyfriend/husband beats him to a pulp, or the young woman he decides to cut is packing a little heat of her own!

    I can hear the outcry in liberal Northern Virginia right now were such a thing to happen.

    Of course, many, liberals included, would secretly rejoice. I've seen that time and again from liberals.

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  12. Damien,
    Simply put there is enough of a closed-in local community feel that simply does not allow for such things to happen or at least have it discovered and dealt with.

    It used to be that way here -- when Northern Virginia was less "citified."

    Now, hardly anyone even knows his next door neighbor. **sigh**

    As for parents' allowing their daughters to "slut dress," well, not all parents are as strong in standing against fashion trends. **sigh again**

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  13. Z,
    I hear it's very tough NOT to buy that little girl slut stuff.......the stores don't carry much decent stuff anymore. Maybe that's a cop out but I hear it from pretty darned good, traditional mothers.

    I've heard the same.

    Shops carry what sells, I suppose.

    Interesting point about coeds.

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  14. This evening's news carried a story about how the first victim of this slasher was 5 months pregnant. That first attack occurred in February, but we're only just now getting information about these slasher attacks.

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  15. He's a perv and a coward. No way would he attack a girl with a guy or dad, or boyfriend around.

    Regardless of how the girls dress, they are being accosted. I hope they catch that sick scum bag.

    Good thing I hate shopping at the mall and I am an old lady, well to teenage standards anyone over 30 is old.

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  16. That person needs to be locked up for the safety of others.

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  17. My daughter told me about this article and I remembered back in the late '60's, when we still lived in Manhattan, there was a serial butt slasher running around as well.

    At the time it was reported that the female victims didn't feel the pain right away and the perp was able to get away. As I kid, I questioned that theory because shots in my butt hurt like crazy. I guess there's a difference between a surface slash and a deep intramuscular shot in the butt.

    Weird story, but not new.

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  18. It's probably a damned Muslim. They go bat shit fucking insane if they so much as catch a glimpse of a woman's ankle. How dare these young girls dress in such a manner as to cause a good Muslim man to experience an erection in public. They must be punished, and humiliated!

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