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Woden groper on the loose

By johnboy - 16 June 2011 14

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to offensive behaviour by a man understood to frequent the Woden and Phillip area.

The alleged offender is described as a male aged in his mid to late 30s; Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance; approximately 170-175cm (5’7” – 5’9”) tall; with a slim build; dark brown collar-length hair; with an untidy appearance and sometimes described as having unkempt facial hair.

Police have received several reports of this man making sexually suggestive remarks to women, following women, and two instances of touching women inappropriately. He has been seen mostly around the general area of Woden Plaza, but also in Ainsworth Street, Mawson and Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick.

Sergeant Mark Steel, the acting Officer-In-Charge of Woden Station, said that police were pursuing several lines of enquiry in relation to this alleged offender and were seeking to interview anyone who may be able to positively identify him, may have been the victim of offensive behaviour, or who may have been assaulted and not yet reported it to police.

Police have received seven information reports over the past month, all linked to a male with a similar description.

“This man’s behaviour toward women has been offensive and unacceptable, and police are concerned that this inappropriate conduct may escalate into a more serious incident,” Sergeant Steel said.

“We need the assistance of the public to identify this man. If any women are approached by a man answering this description and are concerned about his inappropriate or offensive behaviour, we would urge them to immediately contact Police Operations

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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14 Responses to
Woden groper on the loose
Tooks 12:22 pm 17 Jun 11

Jethro said :

Tooks said :

carnardly said :

but surely it would be easier to identify a filthy hobo if he happened to be of asian descent, european appearance, middle eastern, or african american or indigenous australian surely.

Half of the bogan population of woden would be automatically eliminated on that fact alone.

Saying that someone looks like “a person of xxxx ethnicity” isn’t racist in itself.

Did you read the adjective used in comment #2?

I believe it was a noun.

Right you are! *puts dunces cap on*

PBO 9:31 am 17 Jun 11

wildturkeycanoe said :

The title to this story needs to be rethought – I immediately imagined a giant fish swimming around freely creating some sort of chaos…..

AARRRGGHH Tis true, I went hunting for this beast in Woden with my scribe Ishmael and my rusty yet trusty harpoon. We found no beast but I did scare a few fat women as Ishmael wrote of our exploits for future generations to read. Alas, I can never again enter the the food court nor the plaza…..

wildturkeycanoe 8:13 am 17 Jun 11

The title to this story needs to be rethought – I immediately imagined a giant fish swimming around freely creating some sort of chaos…..

what_the 8:47 pm 16 Jun 11

He’s climbin in yo window, snatchin yo people up, you better hide ya wife, hide ya kids and hide ya husbands

our-interface 7:54 pm 16 Jun 11

P.s I wasn’t saying this guy in particular is a drug user. So please don’t get me wrong.

our-interface 7:53 pm 16 Jun 11

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

Is this the same filthy b**ng who hangs around the Corinna St entry to Woden Plaza begging money? I’ve told him to f*ck off several time and he’s become quite abusive.

I believe your talking about the man who hangs out also around Mawson Woolies in the evenings. I think it’s not the same guy given that man is quite tall and Caucasian with short hair. Unless you’re talking about someone else. Either way, why would you tell him to F*** off? If you have a probelm report him to centre security. I have heard stories of people being threatened with dirty needles by unsavoury types around Woden and taking the situation into your own hands is a fairly unintelligent way of putting yourself in someones firing line.

Jethro 6:06 pm 16 Jun 11

Tooks said :

carnardly said :

but surely it would be easier to identify a filthy hobo if he happened to be of asian descent, european appearance, middle eastern, or african american or indigenous australian surely.

Half of the bogan population of woden would be automatically eliminated on that fact alone.

Saying that someone looks like “a person of xxxx ethnicity” isn’t racist in itself.

Did you read the adjective used in comment #2?

I believe it was a noun.

Tooks 1:04 pm 16 Jun 11

carnardly said :

but surely it would be easier to identify a filthy hobo if he happened to be of asian descent, european appearance, middle eastern, or african american or indigenous australian surely.

Half of the bogan population of woden would be automatically eliminated on that fact alone.

Saying that someone looks like “a person of xxxx ethnicity” isn’t racist in itself.

Did you read the adjective used in comment #2?

Calamity 12:59 pm 16 Jun 11

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

Is this the same filthy b**ng who hangs around the Corinna St entry to Woden Plaza begging money? I’ve told him to f*ck off several time and he’s become quite abusive.

Not cool.

carnardly 12:26 pm 16 Jun 11

but surely it would be easier to identify a filthy hobo if he happened to be of asian descent, european appearance, middle eastern, or african american or indigenous australian surely.

Half of the bogan population of woden would be automatically eliminated on that fact alone.

Saying that someone looks like “a person of xxxx ethnicity” isn’t racist in itself.

Jungle Jim 11:44 am 16 Jun 11

Can we please not use derogatory racist terms. Surely “filthy hobo” would suffice.

Kerryhemsley 10:26 am 16 Jun 11

“I’ve told him to f*ck off several time”

Wonder why he becomes abusive?

A Noisy Noise Annoys 10:16 am 16 Jun 11

Is this the same filthy b**ng who hangs around the Corinna St entry to Woden Plaza begging money? I’ve told him to f*ck off several time and he’s become quite abusive.

The Frots 9:12 am 16 Jun 11

I don’t think this guy would be too hard to catch…………………..!

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