Serial butt grabber at large in Longmont

Fact: A lot of men who think they're irresistible ladykillers are actually incredible creeps.

A case in point is a thus-far-unknown man who's wanted by the Longmont Police Department for illegal use of the hands, times three.

Specifically, this perv grabs random women on the ass, then blows kisses to them as he escapes. And he uses a very particular mode of transportation, as an LPD spokesman explains.

According to Commander Jeff Satur, the first incident took place at around 4 p.m. on August 8 at near East 21st Avenue and Alpine Street, an area seen here:

A woman told investigators she was going about her business when all of a sudden, a skinny Hispanic man between five-nine and six feet in height came riding up behind her on what she describes as a blue mountain bike and grasped her buttocks.

He also said something to her in Spanish and blew kisses as he pedaled away.

More than a month later, at approximately 4:10 p.m. on September 26, another woman was at the intersection of 21st Avenue and Collyer Street, seen here....

...when unpleasant history repeated itself. As before, a Hispanic man around six feet in height raced up behind the woman, groped her behind, and sped away, leaving blown kisses in his wake.   And incident three? It took place about 3:45 p.m. on October 3, this time near Collyer Street and Emergy Drive: Yes, a Hispanic man was riding a bike. Yes, he came up behind an unsuspecting woman and made his hands familiar with her backside. And yes, he blew kisses as he rode away.

Plenty of factors, including the similar descriptions and the close proximity of the crime scenes, convince investigators the same person was responsible for each of these occurrences. "We don't have a significant amount of these incidents coming in," Satur says. "So to have three incidents over such a short period of time would lead me to believe it's the same individual."

Once he's nabbed, the man is likely to be charged with misdemeanor unlawful sexual contact -- and there may be additional counts. "Unfortunately, sex assault is a crime that is typically under-reported," Satur notes. "So I would suspect that there are probably other people this has happened to, and we would obviously encourage them to report this if it did happen to them. Because this is not appropriate behavior at all."

To put it mildly. If you have any information about these crimes, contact the Longmont Police Department at 303-651-8555.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa November 2011: "Travis Bowden, school janitor, accused of having sexual relationship with 13-year-old girl."

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