Man In Rubber 'Gimp Suit' Grabs Crotch, Terrifies Woman On Dark Street
A woman has managed to take photos of a man dressed in a black rubber suit who chased her and grabbed his crotch while she was out walking.
The woman in her 20s was walking through Claverham, a British village in Somerset, when she was approached by a man wearing a "full black rubbery suit" on Thursday evening.
The man then charged towards her, "grunting and breathing heavily" before leaving, the BBC reported.
"I was walking along with my torch and looked up to see someone charging at me in a full black rubbery suit and managed to take a picture," the woman said.
"He kept coming towards me and was touching his groin, grunting and breathing heavy.
"As I tried to take a step back he was right in front of my face and he put his leg forward. I was just trying to assess the situation in my head quickly."
The woman said she pushed and screamed at the man before he ran off.
Avon and Somerset Police confirmed there had been a small number of similar attacks in the area.
A helicopter and sniffer dogs were used on Thursday to hunt for the man but he was not found.
"We're aware of concerns relating to a man acting suspiciously in the Claverham/Yatton area," a police spokesperson said.
"While we're keeping an open mind about the motive for these incidents, it's clear the individual responsible is deliberately attempting to cause alarm to the men and women he's approaching."
"While no-one has been hurt during the incidents, we fully appreciate the distress these actions have caused victims."
The spokesperson also said patrols have been increased in the area.
The woman has been left "terrified" after the incident.
"It's not just a man jumping out at me going boo," she said.
"Every time I close my eyes I just see that face."