Phoenix police fear that a man who left sexually explicit letters and naked pictures of himself on women’s cars at an Ahwatukee Foothills grocery store could become violent.
Two women reported finding letters and photographs on their cars when they returned from shopping at the store. Another woman was approached by the man who showed her a snapshot of his genitals.
"These incidents alert me that he is capable of doing physical violence to his victims, and he could even sexually assault them," Phoenix police detective Lorenzo Mares said Tuesday.
He added that he thinks the person has not and will not stop.
All three incidents occurred in May at the Bashas’ grocery store at 4855 E. Warner Road in Phoenix.
Mares said the man watches the women enter the store and then places the photographs and letters on the vehicles.
"That’s totally wrong what he’s doing," said Norma Guzman, a mother of three who lives in the neighborhood and shops at the store. "I’m going to make sure I don’t come here by myself, and that my boys aren’t here by themselves."
The first incident was reported to a Bashas’ manager in early May after a man walked up to a woman in a car and showed her a snapshot of himself naked from the waist down.
The woman drove away but the man followed her home in a red vehicle, Mares said. She told her husband and the couple called the grocery store but did not file a police report.
On May 10, the man left a photograph of his genitals on the driver’s side window of a woman’s car and a sexually explicit letter underneath the windshield wiper, Mares said. Police said another woman reported a similar incident May 16. That was the last incident reported. The man is described as young and white with a thin build and last seen driving a red vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call Phoenix police at (602) 262-6141.