Search for 'Naked Attacker'

November 18, 2008 9:12:37 PM PST
Lawmen in Bucks County are desperately trying to track down a man who's been taking his clothes off and then attacking women.Police in Buckingham Township, Pa., are concerned about the man who started off by exposing himself to women, and has now moved up to assault.

"Our concern is that this is going to escalate into a more serious type of an assault," said Sgt. J. R. Landis. of Buckingham Twp. Police. "He basically started at exposing himself, and you have two instances before he gets physical."

Around 1:00 p.m. Monday, a woman in her 40s was jogging on New Hope Road, between Holicong Road and Route 413, when police say she was accosted by a naked man who approached her from behind.

"Who put her, basically, into a bear hug type of a hold and held her upright in that position for 45 seconds to a minute, during which time he pressed his body up agaist hers," Sgt. Landis said.

Shortly thereafter, the man fled in a small silver SUV, possibly a Jeep Liberty.

Police learned earlier Monday that a woman who was walking along a trail in Nockamixon State Park was approached twice by a naked man, fitting the description of the man in the Buckingham assault, but he fled without assaulting the woman.

The same man is also believed to be responsible for a similar incident reported by a woman in Middletown Township on November 11th.

Women in that area are understandably concerned.

"Now it's getting cold, he might start stopping now with the weather, but that's disgusting, I can't believe he's doing that," said Rene Virgulti of Buckingham Township.

"It is quite scary just to be a mom and having kids with me all the time, I worry about having things like that happening when they're with me as well as not with me," said Nicole Morabito of Buckingham Township.

The man is described as:

  • White male
  • Medium build
  • In his mid-30s
  • About 5'10" tall
  • Balding

Police are asking for the public's help in catching this man, because they're concerned he might turn violent.

If you have any information, you're asked to call the Buckingham Township Police Departmant at (215) 794-8812.

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