Police: Man grabbing joggers on Belmont Boulevard

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 1:22pm
Staff reports

Metro Police Sex Crimes detectives say a man has grabbed at least four female joggers this month on or near Belmont Boulevard.

The victims were running between 5 and 6:30 a.m. when the suspect allegedly approached them from behind and grabbed their buttocks, according to police.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his mid-20s who is approximately 5-feet, 6-inches tall and who weighs approximately 140 pounds.

Police say he parks nearby in a white or light colored four door car with dark tinted windows. The vehicle is possibly a Toyota.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call Sex Crimes detectives at 862-7540 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.


8 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 7/22/09 at 3:13

I thought windows could not be tinted so dark that people couldn't see inside the car! When did this change or is it just not enforced?

By: slzy on 7/22/09 at 4:23

well,they don't state how dark they were tinted,just dark tinted.

By: P51Jock on 7/22/09 at 4:52

I suggest we use our decoy women police officers to do some jogging in this area of town and lure this skunk out...Grab him before he grabs another innocent victim.

By: daKine7 on 7/23/09 at 5:28

"Grabs their buttocks"? Kind of a weirdo, but hope they get him before he upgrades to physical attack. Everyone jogging nowadays has an i-Pod or headset, cell phone attached so they cannot hear what's behind them.

By: sidneyames on 7/23/09 at 7:04

And I think women and men should have a buddy to jog with. I see them out jogging and really think it's unsafe. It's unfortunate that it's unsafe especially on Belmont Blvd., but honestly that's where predators go -- to the place it's least expected. d7 you are correct, i-pods and headsets (phones) are a threat to safety. One needs to be alert at all t imes even at the grocery store parking lot. p51jock, I think a healthy dose of pepper spray or a high voltage stun gun would set the grabber straight!

By: Kosh III on 7/23/09 at 7:39

"Everyone jogging nowadays has an i-Pod or headset, cell phone attached so they cannot hear what's behind them."

Agreed. Pay attention. Watch. Listen. You might actually enjoy the scenery while you are at it.
If you are a walker, not a runner, carry a hiking staff or stick.

By: sidneyames on 7/23/09 at 3:57

and pepper spray. Be sure to use it liberally.

By: P51Jock on 7/23/09 at 7:13

Right you are Sidney...I was using the term "grab" to counter the word "grab" used in the article. If this guy can not respect the rights of another person and keep his hands to himself, he needs to get a dose of something he can respect....and there won't be any language or cultural barrier to overcome when he gets blasted with multiple shots of pepper spray..

I think he will at least begin to understand.