Authorities are searching for a 'serial butt grabber' at Florida International University

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Apparently, the campus at Florida International University has some serious issues with people grabbing asses.  According to the Associated Press, who called the perpetrator a "serial butt grabber," officials are searching for a guy (or a group of guys) who enjoy racing passed woman and grabbing their backsides. 

The Miami Herald reported that butt grabbing on FIU campus has been going on since 2014, when two incidents happened in both June and in September.



The latest incident occurred Sunday at around 9:30 p.m. near the Green Library on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, where a woman reported a drive-by butt grabbing by a guy on a bike. 

 "These guys come in with speed and they just wing at you," said Angela Torrres to NBC Miami. Torres claims she was also assaulted, but by a man on rollerblades. "A guy went by and slapped me. And well, I'm not about to have it. So I just threw my book bag at him."



Campus police aren't sure if the butt grabber is the same person, or multiple assailants. The suspect, or suspects, could face up to one year in jail for each count if convicted.


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