Detectives released a sketch of a man believed to have assaulted two women at a Sylmar apartment complex. Here’s the LAPD press release:
Sylmar. Detectives released a forensic sketch of the Ear Gauge Stalker who assaulted two women December 9, 2012, at a Sylmar apartment complex.
“The suspect’s bold behavior speaks to someone who is impulsive and probably compulsive,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, head of the Mission Detective Division. “I would expect he’s been arrested, if not convicted, for similar behavior.”
The suspect is Black and in his mid-twenties. Both women described him as wearing large gauges in both earlobes, making for a distinct appearance. He had a medium build, 5’8” tall, 160 pounds, either wearing a hoodie or a baseball cap.
In the first case, the Ear Gauge Stalker approached a woman in her 30s who was pushing a baby in a stroller around 2:40 AM. He started with small talk, then reached under her dress and groped her. When she screamed, he ran away. About an hour later, the same man approached another woman, also walking back to her apartment, and engaged her in small talk. He grabbed her and dragged her into a secluded area, trying to disrobe her, before two passersby confronted him and scared him off.