Crime

Grocery groper: See suspect who allegedly squeezed more than fruit at CO Springs market

Creepster alert: Colorado Springs Police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly stalked a woman at an area King Soopers, then put his arm around her neck and fondled her breasts and behind until she convinced him to stop with a well-placed elbow.

That kinda thing may be okay for cantaloupes, pal, but not people. See more photos and the CSPD release below:

Colorado Springs Police Department release:

On 05-02-10 at approximately 2148 hours there was a sex crime committed at the King Soopers store located at 1750 West Uintah St. The suspect, who is identified as a white or Hispanic male about 5'08" with a thin build in his 20's with a dark goatee and short dark hair wearing a grey hoodie, black t-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes entered the store and followed the female victim. After following her around for a few minutes he grabbed her neck from behind and fondled her breasts and buttocks. The female then struck him with her elbow and called for help. The suspect then fled the store, pushing past several people and leaping over some shopping carts. He ran to a waiting vehicle that was described as a "beat up" red older American model sedan or as a tan or yellow late model Chevy Caprice style car.

There are no photos of the actual assault but the attached photos of the suspect were taken while he was in the store. If you have any information regarding the identification of this individual, please contact Colorado Springs Police Department Detective John Ingram at 719-444-7433 or remain anonymous by call 719-444-STOP.

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