Mesa Creep(s) Hid From Women, Grabbed Them From Behind
As a heads-up, there are some weirdos -- possibly one weirdo -- who have hid in some random places around Mesa and grabbed women from behind.
Mesa police Detective Steve Berry tells New Times three women have reported being grabbed from behind by a guy, with two of those cases occurring on Friday.
Police say these incidents have taken place around canal banks and open fields, where there are walls or bushes for the guy(s) to hide behind.
Berry says detectives are still working on the cases, and as of now, police are not tying the three cases together.
The women who were grabbed -- two teenagers and a woman in her 20s -- have given varying descriptions of the weirdo who grabbed them.
The age range has been between 30 and 45, while two have described the guy as Hispanic, and the other described him as white.
Berry says these incidents are not gropings -- the women have been grabbed around the shoulder area, like being detained by the man.
The first incident was February 22 between 3 and 4 p.m., around the 1200 block of North Alma School Road.
On Friday, the first happened around 2 p.m. on the 1900 block of West Guadalupe Road, and the second was around 5 p.m. near 1245 West Main Street.
Berry adds that the police department isn't trying to cause a panic by releasing this information, just issuing a reminder for people to be aware of their surroundings.
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