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Man Uses Bug Story to Make Women Disrobe

November 10, 2006

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) _ An unknown man has been bugging women _ and police _ by using an insect story to try to persuade women to disrobe. Police said the man, who remains at large, has told female workers in at least seven businesses they have a tick on their clothes and should remove clothing to find it, said Waukesha Police Sgt. John Konkol.

``We don’t know what his potential gain is, if it’s sexual gratification or he’s trying to be funny, but it’s a serious crime,″ Konkol said.

Hali Frankowski was working recently at Sunset Tan in Waukesha when the man came in and asked her to show him the tanning beds.

At one point the man told her she had a tick on her shirt, she said.

``He was like ‘It’s right there.’ That’s when he took my pants, pulled them down, pulled them over, and that’s when I jumped and started walking toward the bathroom,″ she said.

The man left, leaving her stunned.

``You know some guy is violating your space. Just the most random story in the world,″ Frankowski said.

Police said the man has tried the trick in the Milwaukee-area cities of Waukesha, Muskego and Franklin. They said he seems to target younger women working alone in stores.

Police said in every case the man was wearing a green jacket with a tree-service logo.

``I hope he gets caught″ Frankowski said. ``He’s done it to so many people and nothing has happened yet so far.″

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Information from: WISN-TV, http://www.themilwaukeechannel.com

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