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Woman's run disrupted by man who abruptly slaps her buttocks

Original post made on May 31, 2019

Police are seeking the public's help in locating a man who sexually battered a woman out for a run on the Los Altos-Palo Alto Bike Path on Wednesday morning, police said.

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Posted by Another Runner
a resident of Los Altos
on May 31, 2019 at 6:48 am

Very improper behavior but I suspect he was just another runner trying to let her know he was approaching from behind & about to pass her.

Kind of like calling 'right' or left' when skiing.

Or maybe it's a peculiar form of greeting among runners from another country.


18 people like this
Posted by Seriously
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 31, 2019 at 7:26 am

Perhaps she was hit by his earphone cord as he ran past. He might have had no idea what happened.


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Posted by mauricio
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on May 31, 2019 at 10:34 am

mauricio is a registered user.

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Posted by GA1A neighbor
a resident of Green Acres
on May 31, 2019 at 10:42 am

I’m assuming this was Los Palos Ave., not Los Altos Ave., as Arastradero doesn’t intersect the latter.


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Posted by boo
a resident of Evergreen Park
on May 31, 2019 at 10:44 am

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Posted by Uh... no
a resident of Midtown
on May 31, 2019 at 11:53 am

I’ve never heard of butt slapping as an innocent way to make your presence known to a stranger.
For anyone that is confused, this is completely inappropriate, and many women would feel immediately unsafe in this situation.


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Posted by boo hoo
a resident of Green Acres
on May 31, 2019 at 12:44 pm

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Posted by Not Just Trump
a resident of Downtown North
on May 31, 2019 at 1:01 pm

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