Fairfax County, Va., police released surveillance video of the serial butt slasher Wednesday.
Police now believe one man is responsible for at least six incidents in which a woman in her late teens or early 20s suffered a cut on her behind while shopping at a retail store or mall.
A sixth victim has since come forward, saying she didn’t realize the cut she suffered June 8 at the T.J. Maxx at Fairfax Town Center was an attack. Initially, she thought she’d been cut by a clothes hanger, police said.
Since February, there also have been attacks at the Tysons Corner H&M and two other attacks at the Fair Oaks Mall. Most of the slashings have followed a distraction, usually clothing being knocked over. Afterward, the culprit calmy walks away without drawing attention to himself.
None of the victims has suffered a serious injury, but the first victim told News4 the cut was deep and left a permanent scar that she was told would be worse had she opted for stitches. Last week’s victim suffered a cut about an inch-and-a-half long.
The slasher is a heavyset Hispanic man in his late 20s standing about 5-foot-6, according to Fairfax County police.
[Editor’s Note: Be sure to click through to the original article and watch the “Butt-Slashing Victim Talks” video.]