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Police Looking For Man Who Stalked And Groped Woman In West Hollywood

The suspect followed the woman on and off a Metro bus (Photo by PatricksMercy via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Police are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself to and groped a woman with autism in West Hollywood. On the afternoon of April 17, the man approached the 20-year-old woman as she waited for a no. 2 Metro bus near Sunset Blvd. and Vine Street. When the bus arrived, he followed her on board, then got off at her stop at Santa Monica Blvd. and Fairfax Avenue. According to a release from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, the man then exposed himself to the woman numerous times as she attempted to walk home. Then, near Harper and Fountain avenues at about 2 p.m., "after reaching an underground parking garage he pushed the victim up against a wall and groped her," the statement says.

When another car pulled into the parking garage, the man ran away.

He has been described as a black man who is about 6 feet tall and about 225 pounds. At the time, he wore his hair in corn rows and wore an earring in his left ear. The Sheriff's Department tweeted out an unfortunately grainy photo of the man on board the bus.

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Anyone with information should call Detective Gregory Boagni at 310-358-4014 or Detective Jeffrey Bishop at 310-358-4013.

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