July 21, 2009

Police: Man sprayed glue in females’ hair

A man in Texas sprayed powerful glue into the hair of three females, including a 12-year-old girl, as they were shopping, authorities said.

The Pasadena girl, who asked not to be named, said she was in the greeting card aisle of a Walgreens Thursday when a man approached her, KHOU-TV, Houston, reported Tuesday.

He walked right beside me and started looking at the cards, the girl said. I felt very uncomfortable and I knew something was wrong.

She said she noticed her hair was sticking to the back of her shirt and reached back to feel the wad of glue in her ponytail.

When I touched my hair, it was hot, it was, like, sizzling on my hair, she said.

Police said the man had targeted a woman at the same Walgreens a day earlier, and also had struck at the Kroger store across the street

I've got to say it's unusual to the extent that in the course of my career, I have never heard of any assault quite like this particular incident, said Assistant Chief Bud Corbett of the Pasadena Police Department. Each one of the victims reported that prior to the discovery that they had had glue deposited in their hair (and) that this individual was following them around the store.

If caught, the man could face assault charges, police said.