Man pulling down pants of women joggers in Livermore

Police report 6 attacks on Holmes Street, Patterson Pass Road

Livermore police are warning female joggers or walkers to be aware of a man who approaches women and pulls down their pants.

There have been six reports of an unknown man with dark hair who approaches female joggers from behind on Patterson Pass Road and Holmes Street and pulls down their pants before running away, police said.

The suspicious activity has happened at an inconsistent frequency on various days of the week and at different times, police said.

In most cases, the women have been listening to digital music players and do not anticipate the man's advances, according to police.

The Livermore Police Department encourages runners or walkers to be aware of their surroundings when exercising. They recommend that women take advantage of the "buddy system" to avoid walking or running alone.

Police also suggest breaking a workout routine because they are not sure whether the man has been watching for patterns.

Joggers are also advised to increase their awareness when wearing music players with earphones, as these devices can be distracting, police said.

Officers said they do not have a more detailed description of the suspect because he surprises the victims and darts away.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Livermore police at (925) 371-4733 or (925) 371-4762.

Rachel Purdy, Bay City News


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Posted by Dave
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm

being the father of three girls and a resident of california, this obvoiusly disgusts me. I would hope the police are putting decoys out there to catch this man, but if my daughters were walking or jogging in this area i would have them wear a registered sidearm (not concealed), to help keep honest people honest.

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Posted by Texas
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm

California is the strangest state and having been here for a few months now it seems even stranger when you get here. Pleasanton police are advertising that they ran a full fledged sting operation to catch someone selling smokes and no one in Livermore is trying to find sexual perverts pulling women's pants down. This should seem odd to some of you out there but then again this is California.

Dave and by the way, California is an open carry state which means that you can carry an unloaded firearm on one hip and an ammunition clip on the other hip and it is legal as long as you are not near a school but if you carry an unconcealed loaded firearm it is a misdemeanor.

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Posted by Janna
a resident of Dublin
on Apr 27, 2011 at 6:01 pm

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California is strange according to someone from Texas? Alrighty then.

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Posted by California Native
a resident of Country Fair
on Apr 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Yep, clearly ol' Texas must find things a bit more complex here in California than in Texas. Seems to be overwhelming him. And hardly surprising that someone from a state with high cancer rates linked to youngsters chewing tobacco would find tobacco stings insignificant.

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Posted by joanna
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 27, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Of course the Livermore police are trying to find him--why do you think they are putting out a warning to women? This is the kind of behavior that escalates to violence, so I sure hope they find him soon before he goes beyond pulling down pants. Creep. And I'm glad they're busting Pleasanton store owners for selling tobacco to kids--I hate those cigarette stores.

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Posted by Cliff
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm

What a bunch of racists. Wow! wake up people there are places and individuals who do not live in this state and other states are doing very well in contrast to California and actually it seems most of them economically. I see what he is saying and I live in Livermore. What a waste of time and energy going around busting people for selling smokes and at the same time kids are smoking pot and drinking. How about the health effects of fat and don't tell me that we don't have a lot of fatties around here. Janna you are a good one to talk because you have been gaming the system for years. Any thoughts about paying back the government for all of the assistance you were given over the year? Probably not I suspect.

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Posted by dknute
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 28, 2011 at 8:29 am

my, my, how we do make snide remarks about out of state comments. Even though those comments are from one, previously from another state.....i'm sure everyone commenting must be native californian. therefore, must be of indian or spanish decent? no? okay then, came here for the Gold....
find any?

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Posted by dwalden
a resident of another community
on Apr 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

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You people are really funny. Taking a story to warn women of a person perpetuating a crime to selling "smokes" to kids to the fat content of foods. With all of that, we attack people who are originally from out of state. We can only hope that the person or persons are caught with this warning to women runners.

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Posted by joanna
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 28, 2011 at 9:13 am

Don't get the "what a bunch of racists" remark or the attack on Janna. Nothing to do with the topic.

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Posted by Lou
a resident of Country Fair
on Apr 28, 2011 at 10:32 am

They shouldn't dress the way they do when they are out running. They are just asking for it.

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Posted by My 2/100
a resident of Castlewood
on Apr 28, 2011 at 11:26 am

One of the more idiotic posts, "Texas", which is saying a lot on a board inundated with idiotic posts.

OK, I'll bite: why is it an either or proposition? Can't Livermore work on catching this person (which they clearly are doing) *AND* at the same time can Pleasanton enforce tobacco laws? Why is this a mutually exclusive thing?

Reading between the lines, "Texas," it appears that you may be homesick. Totally understandable as Texas is a wonderful place. My suggestion is that you consider the advantages of living in California,in Pleasanton, which incidentally is also a beautiful place to live.

Further reading between the lines, may I point out to you that much of CA is agricultural, politically conservative, and possibly closer to you culturally than the Bay Area? Don't believe me? Hop in the car and drive an hour or so to the Central Valley. Make your way to the Sierras, Lake County, or the high desert. If you prefer a more urban lifestyle, check out Fresno or Orange County.

As a transplant myself, I appreciate the diversity of CA and am proud to call it my home.

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Posted by translator
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

yes, 2/100, and what makes the idiocy even more noteworthy is that many of the posters on this thread have pushed the no on e agenda while purporting to be experts on education. kinda creepy.

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Posted by Avid Driver
a resident of Castlewood
on Apr 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Cliff...did you forget your meds today??

"What a bunch of racists."....umm...what?? You are obviously either a complete idiot or a lunatic....maybe both. Racism has to do with RACE doll...not what state you're from...duh.

Ok...that's all I can say...I'm still laughing too hard...

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Posted by Janna
a resident of Dublin
on Apr 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Janna is a registered user.

Ol' Cliff remembers how I've shared that my husband had experienced long term unemployment and decided it wasn't fair that my husband received his unemployment "entitlement" so our family wouldn't be homeless.

Cliff resents that and feels that no one who does that should have an opinion about anything. Typical conservative values. He'd rather people just die off.

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Posted by Janna
a resident of Dublin
on Apr 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm

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Texas criticized California first. He should have expected a comeback seeing how he is now living in California and complaining about it. We know how that would work in a reverse situation, he'd be told to get out, but I would never say that to someone. I leave that for the repubs.

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Posted by Chris
a resident of Amador Estates
on Apr 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Janna...I am sorry for your husband and family. However, based on the length of time you say your husband has been unemployed, his government assistance can no longer be considered unemployment insurance. It is welfare. The government is encouraging your husband NOT to work. They want you all dependent on government assistance so that you will continue to vote democrat.

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Posted by Janna
a resident of Dublin
on Apr 29, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Janna is a registered user.

Nice assumptions there Chris. I never mentioned in my post how long he was unemployed. He is currently employed and has been since last July.

Your logic is that I vote democratic because they allow a safety net the republicans would gladly get rid of? What idiot would vote against that? Your notion that the benefits are welfare is ridiculous, especially in this economy. We cashed out our 401k, sold our car, and spent every cent we ever saved. And we moved from a house in Pleasanton to an apartment in Dublin. Think we should have suffered more do you?

You think the $450 taxable/week in unemployment is better than the six figures my husband was making prior to everything going to hell in a hand-basket? And that was enabling him? Man, what are you smoking?

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Posted by truth be told
a resident of Danbury Park
on Apr 29, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Janna, as you well know, Chris and so many other of the nutcakes who troll these sites is incapable of arguing issues with you. All he can do is point a wild accusatory finger at you and tell untruths. Sick.

I'm sorry to hear of your streak of bad luck. Of course I'm sure your husband earned every penny of his unemployment checks from being a responsible contributing tax payer while he had his high-paying job. Unemployment compensation isn't free. We pay for it.

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Posted by Been there
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Janna, Glad things are looking up for you and your family. Having been through similar circumstances in the past, I know it is a humbling experience. I will never take what I have now for granted. I am glad you made the necessary adjustments and that the unemployment was there to help you get back on your feet when you needed it--after all, that's what it's for!!

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