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Dude Allegedly Gives Haircuts on the Bus, Is Creepy

Poor Portlanders. As if taking the bus weren't enough fun as it is, Rose City residents have been dealing with a man with a serious hair fetish. Over the past few months, some women have been riding public transit when — surprise! — someone's cutting their hair or squirting super glue in it before running off.

Authorities have charged 22-year-old suspect Jared Weston Walter, shown here, with third-degree robbery, interfering with public transit, second-degree disorderly conduct and harassment. (He's being held on $12,500 bail.) It looks like this may not be the first time he's turned the world into his personal Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop. When he lived in suburban Houston, police had been investigating a rash of hair-gluing incidents that abruptly stopped . . . right when Walter moved to Oregon. And in March of last year, he was arrested for fourth-degree assault in a hair-gluing incident. Anyone else feel her stomach turning?

This is one of the more awful and violating public-transit stories I've ever encountered — and having lived in multiple metropolises, that's saying something. If you happen to be a witness or victim of a similar crime, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office encourages you to dial its anonymous tip line at (503) 723-4949. Here's hoping that Pervy Scissorhands sees justice served.


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Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
Ew, very disturbing. The squirting of the super glue is a little too reminiscent of ejaculation. Yuck! My HS Calc teacher told me that he used to visit the state prison for the criminally insane and there was this one guy who had a hair fetish there. He would run up to women with curly hair, and just start ripping handfuls of the hair out and eating it. Some people just are deranged.
BarStar BarStar 7 years
While I feel terrible for all the people this creep harassed, "Pervy Scissorhands" = hilarious.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Bellafrankie, I was cracking up at the title too :D This sure is a pretty freaking weird guy.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
It depends on what the fetish is. Some people might like the hair, some people might like the idea of getting away with cutting the hair, others could be into the idea of ruining something pristine... so many ways it could go.
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
You can get rid of super glue with acetone but it will probably wreck your hair. I would have slugged him if he attempted this on me.
tellmemorex2 tellmemorex2 7 years
That is really weird...& creepy.
Allytta Allytta 7 years
wouldn't a fetishist worship the hair and not try to destroy it?
Beauty Beauty 7 years
I wouldn't be so sure that there's nothing lewd involved. My guess is that the perpetrator is either a misogynist or a hair fetishist. Maybe both. He gets off on what he does, whether sexually or not. Jessiebanana, don't worry, the suspect is in custody! Still, ew. My stomach turns when I think about it. So violating.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
Super glue? How do you even get that out of your hair? :( Jessie, wear a hood.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 7 years
Oh for the love of God. *I* live in Portland. In Multnomah County...and I take the bus. Great.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
OMG, I think I would have to start acting violent if that guy gave me a haircut. Right before I burst into tears
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
haha, weird though it is, at least there's nothing lewd or lascivious involved! I won't lie though, sometimes the hairdo's or cuts you see on women nowadays inspire the Edward Scissorhands in me too (although I give them an imaginary make-over, not a literal one)
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Ewwww. Is Creepy is an apt title.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
That is really, really weird. I am totally cracking up at the title of this post though "Dude Allegedly Gives Haircut on the Bus, Is Creepy." Hahaha!
any any 7 years
yikes, kinda like the dude from charlies angels 2
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