A 22 year old man has been charged with some extremely unusual cases in Oregon and may be connected to additional crimes of the same odd nature in Texas. The cases involve involuntary haircuts and gluing that have occurred everywhere from the city buses to the movie theater.
Jared Walter is facing charges of interfering with public transit and robbery after an incident on a TriMet bus on New Year’s Eve. The victim in this case stated that Walter cut her hair as she rode. Walter was taken into custody when the bus arrived at the Milwaukie Transit Center.
Since the time that this case was made public, at least 8 additional victims have come forward to Clackamas County officials. They all claim their hair was cut or glued by a stranger while in public places. Tri-Met officials state they have had three reports of this kind, according to KGW.
Interestingly, cases out of Houston, Texas may involve Walters. In one instance a 12 year old girl had her hair glued while in Walgreens. The suspect was caught on surveillance and officials state they have reason to believe it is Walter.
There are additional reports of hair gluing at the same Walgreens, a grocery store, a Marshall’s retail store, and a movie theater in the Houston area. Odd as these incidences are, Walter will be facing some serious repercussions if the investigations are able to successfully connect him.
Applying charges to such a strange act could be difficult. As stated, he faces robbery charges in one of the cases. He could also face charges of assault. Both of these offenses are considered serious crimes.
Regardless of the charges against him Walker will no doubt be questioned about his motivations with this strange string of crimes.
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