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Gothenburg police hunt mystery snipper

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 4 May 2009, 13:45

Published: 04 May 2009 13:45 GMT+02:00

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At least three woman have reported being subjected to the mysterious man's unwanted attention.

My Ander was one of the two women riding on bus route 60 when she was given an impromptu short back and sides by the man.

"I panicked, I jumped off the bus and ran home to my boyfriend," she told local newspaper GT.

Ander reported the matter to the police who confirmed that they have two further reports of attacks by the man, who is being sought on suspicion of molestation.

"We have got in two reports today and the attacks have occurred on the number 60 bus. I have never been involved in anything like this before," Jan Larsson at Gothenburg police told GT.se.

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Police report that the man is around 30-years-old with short, fair hair and was wearing a dark jacket and may have been carrying a pair of scissors or a knife. He got off the bus at Barnhusgatan.

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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16:20 May 4, 2009 by Craptastical
Hmmm.... "around 30-years-old with short, fair hair and was wearing a dark jacket".

That sure narrows it down.
16:39 May 4, 2009 by Gower76
My missus has just spent 3 hours and the bast part of 1,000kr at the hairdressers. Any chance this bloke will be coming to Stockholm?
17:17 May 4, 2009 by VikingHumpingWitch
You do realise that if he lops a chunk off, she'll have to go back and have it professionally fixed for another 1000?
17:22 May 4, 2009 by Princess P
Normally I run and hide away from confrontation. BUT! If this happened to me I'd kill the bastard. I swear to god, I'd rip his heart out with my bare hands.
17:46 May 4, 2009 by Miss Kitten
Sounds to me like he has one hell of a fetish. But I'm with you Princess P. Anyone who cut my hair without my consent would find out soon enough what it feels like to have a pair of hair scissors inserted in his ass.
19:16 May 4, 2009 by Mzungu
Can be thankful it's only head hair and not the short and curlier type...

*just a thought*
21:49 May 4, 2009 by Gower76
Yeah, any excuse - wouldn't put it past her.
23:37 May 4, 2009 by Streja
I suppose it's alright for you to buy your home cinema system and crap technical gadgets for thousands of kronors, but not for her to get nice hair?

Call Sinead, she might still be available.
00:41 May 5, 2009 by trite
Well if Police know that the guy who is wearing dark jacket and have a age of 30 then why they don`t arrest him.

I am also travelling on Bus 60 and mostly left bus at Barnhusgatan because my office is located on Odinsgatan and often wear dark jacket. After reading this news anybody can blame anybody that will wear dark jacket and left the bus at Barnhusgatan.

So please come with more research or at least don`t share incomplete information because it's not compulsory that bad guy wear same jacket and left the bus at the same stop as this information create problem for lot of people.
09:59 May 5, 2009 by Craptastical
You're sooooo screwed. Next time leave the scissors at home. Get a poodle. Give it a ridiculous haircut instead. F'ing hairorrist!
10:24 May 5, 2009 by Inletwatcher
This does not sound like Locks for Love.. at all.

Tuck your locks in your jacket, keep them safe!! What a crazy world.

01:45 May 6, 2009 by Greg in Canada
I'm surprised nobody on the bus tried to help these gals who were getting involuntary haircuts? Or is he just too subtle about it and nobody noticed? It's also possible he might become violent if confronted so maybe that scared off potential knights in shining armour.

He's obviously a bit of a whack job. Hope they catch him eventually.
11:08 May 7, 2009 by dtes
THIS IS WHY I MAKE MY WIFE CARRY A DOUBLE EDGED KNIFE! swedes give way too much freedom to their mental cases!
11:13 May 7, 2009 by Puffin
Of course this would probably put her in court if she were discovered carrying a lethal weapon
11:19 May 7, 2009 by VikingHumpingWitch
Er, what kind of man "makes" his wife commit a criminal offence?!
12:13 May 7, 2009 by Jeanette

Why, so she can go round snipping other women's hair?
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