Female Joggers In Livermore Have Pants Pulled Down

LIVERMORE (CBS/AP) – Livermore police suspect the same man has pulled down the pants of numerous lone female joggers.

Sgt. Paul Mayer said that six cases have been reported since 2007, the latest late last month. Most have occurred in the same residential area.

The women, who ranged in age from 19 to 43, were not physically injured or sexually assaulted, and the incidents don’t appear to have been filmed.

Mayer said all the women were wearing sweatpants or shorts and headphones. The suspect description has varied, but police are investigating the case as if the same person is behind the incidents.

Mayer urged women to run in pairs or groups, carry a cellphone and vary their routes.

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  1. Karen O'Grady says:

    Run in pairs or carry a cellphone? What good will a cellphone do in that situation? How about being aware of your surroudings, keeping your music a bit lower so no one can surprise you, knowing vulnerable areas of an assailant – eyes, groin, knees? I wish the media would stop telling women they are defenseless just because they are alone.

    1. nasirahmad says:

      do not ware pans or short ,disappoint the puller.

    2. SF Resident says:

      Well said.

    3. Gaggygagg says:

      Today’s smart phones have cameras. Here’s how you operate it:
      1. Eat too much, decide to go jogging.
      2. Have pants pulled down.
      3. Before you pull your pants up, take a picture of pants pulled down and the grinning “attacker” as evidence.
      4.Email to Livermore Police, or post to Facebook as evidence.
      5. Become celebrity and write books, be set for life.

    4. Linda Godiva says:

      who runs wearing baggy clothes?

  2. yep says:

    Wear suspenders, then he can’t pull down your pants.

    1. Matt Smith says:

      Because suspenders are -coool-….

      1. Jordan says:

        So are bow-ties, Doctor.

      2. Andrew Buckles says:

        Don’t forget Fez’s. Suspenders, a bow-tie and a fez should be required jogging attire.

  3. Hairball City says:

    I go everywhere alone. Yes, I carry a cellphone, but I ALSO carry police-grade, stop-a-200-pound-meth-head-in-his-tracks pepper spray. (Actually, I got it for defense against pit-bulls, but it works on humans, too!)

    1. RealityCheck says:

      You better remember that pepper spray does not stop a determined attacker. You better be damn fast on your feet, spray and run. Just spraying someone will not stop or incapacitate them. Just FYI…

      1. billis says:

        If you spray it on his thing it can help.

    2. ScubaJogger says:

      How about if he’s wearing goggles and a gas mask?

    3. Jane says:

      how/where can I obtain such spray?? please advise, thanks!

  4. Kayoss says:

    Spray him with pepper spray and kick him where the sun dont shine as hard a you can. When he’s down for the count Curb stomp him in the teeth as many time as you can but not enough to kill him. Before you leave to call the police, kick him where the sun dont shine once more to make sure he stays down. Now go get some help!
    Or you can just run in pairs and like a previous post mention, be aware of your surrounding.

    1. jv says:

      you’re better off killing the guy and get manslaughter/self defence. Don’t risk getting sued…..

  5. Bill Johnson says:

    Why are blaming the media Karen? They were quoting the Police Sgt.

  6. Beast says:

    pics or it didn’t happen.

  7. General Larry Platt says:

    Pants on the ground
    Pants on the ground
    Lookin’ like a fool with you pants on the ground

  8. Carl says:

    Hey a prank’s a prank. Cant anyone take a joke?

    1. 4545454 says:

      thats so immature! grow up!

  9. Sharking says:

    This is called Sharking. Google it.

  10. cletus says:

    He is obviously deprived of getting some thang. I should dress up as a woman and let him pull my pants down and then smack him in the face with my big weenie.

    1. ted neward says:

      You might have a big weenie, but its all limp. You’ll be whipping him with a red vine licorice.

    2. Dirty Sanchez says:

      If you do that in the Castro, you’ll be having lots of people pulling your pants down.

      1. edgar says:

        Absolutely right! Thumbs Up! not question about it.

      2. BoingBoing says:

        In Castro, the only thing you can pull down is the foreskin.

      3. The Stroker says:

        LMAO!

    3. The Stroker says:

      why would you do that? are youo gay?

  11. Amir says:

    Geez…in most of the world this would not even be an issue. Women just tolerate these pranks from men. Why are USA women such stuck-ups? (In my home country, we would probably grab the goodies also).

    1. Dirty Sanchez says:

      Sounds like Italy.

  12. hikako says:

    Don’t wear headsets when jogging. You will be an easier target.

  13. Martha Yawn says:

    you guy`s are to much well they got paints big deal!The comments were great i am laughing my ass off,and i have my paints up O K.

  14. kim says:

    Please read this article

  15. KEVIN ASHLAND says:

    I SUGGEST THAT U PRAY FIRST B4 U GO OUT JOGGING, AND DON’T GO BY YOURSELF, TAKE A GUY FRIEND W/ U THAT U KNOW 4 A LONG TIME THAT U TRUST, AND IF U CAN’T FIND SOMEBODY TO GO JOGGING W/ U, PURCHASE A ROTTWEILER OR DOBERMAN OR A CHOW CHOW W/ U AND GET THEM TRAINED AND TAKE ‘EM OUT JOGGING W/ U. DOGS ARE MAN’S BEST FRIEND, U KNOW?

    1. JESUS4LYFE says:

      THANKS KEVIN I KNOW GOD HAS HELPED PROTECT ME FROM A LOT IN MY LIFE LIKE CANCER AND STUFF. PLUS HE HAS CONVINCED ME THAT TYPING IN ALL CAPS REALLY GETS THE POINT ACROSS. GOD BLESS, BROTHER.

    2. Son of Jesus says:

      NOT TO MENTION PRAYING WILL GET YOU OFF THE HOOK WITH SOME PANTY SNIFFER. THANK THE LORD ALMIGHTY.

      1. RaptureRaptor says:

        IF THE VILLAIN PULLS THE PANTS DOWN, BUT THEY ARE GOOD CHRISTIAN PANTS, WILL THE RAPTURE PULL THEM BACK UP? PRAISE BE TO THE GOOD LORD AND OUR SHEPARD JESUS AND HIS ALMIGHTY FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN.

  16. Geo says:

    They should run with a generator connected to the waiste band – you can fnd it online. it generates electricity and charges a battery when a tring is pulled. That way, when the guy pulls the pants, he will be like working for you…

  17. KEVIN ASHLAND says:

    GERMAN SHEPERDS ARE A GOOD DOG TO TAKE JOGGING W/ U TOO!

  18. edgar says:

    It is better not to wear anything so that the suspect won’t pull down anything.

  19. King says:

    How exactly will carrying pepper spray help you? You’re jogging, a guy runs up behind you and pulls down your shorts then runs away. Your reaction is of surprise, and your instinct is to first pull up your pants. By the time you remember you have the spray and you go to get it, the prankster is already two blocks away. Does your pepper spray have a 700 foot range and have an effect if applied to the back of the head?

    1. CaptainObviousStrikesAgain says:

      The pepper spray prevents the person from raping you, or stealing your walet, incase he/she isn’t there to just pull your pants down. Duhhh!

    2. LikeAPro says:

      i apply my pepper spray to a bullet delivery system for long range spraying maneuvers

  20. Curtis says:

    Damn….the answer to this is so simple….and staring everybody in the face. Just run with your pants ALREADY pulled down. Take the fun out of it for the prankster. I bet everyone around you would pay attention too!

  21. Brian says:

    Run backwards, that way you will see them coming.

  22. aaron schmitz says:

    If you would wear your burka and stay in the kitchen, that would work too. I was pleased that the police were looking for videos – how long do you think those would stay in the “evidence lock-up” room?

  23. Shaggydoo says:

    for God sake always run in pairs. Although more women then you know are very well versed in self defense.

  24. Ted Bundy says:

    I see no problem here

  25. gettingpaidforthis says:

    Man, al qaeda has really lost their edge since bin ladens gone- terrorists my ass

  26. wango says:

    Wear two pairs … but the second pair should actually look like you are naked with both sex organs. When he freezes in disbelief start making sexual advances .. that should keep him out of your jogging space.

  27. RaceLoverinthePark says:

    Which race where the joggers? Was it racially motivated?

  28. Maghardi says:

    What type of running gear were the women wearing? Was it seductive and showing a lot of clevage? These women have to think before they go out there showing their bodies off to the world. In Yemen where I am from, women would not be caught dead doing such irresponsible activities.

    1. 82396m says:

      They haven’t blocked facebook/cbs in yemen yet?

  29. ani says:

    I think running shorts should be invented that a belt can be worn with it so the idiot won’t be able to pull the pants down. And yes you can use the belt to defend yourself.

  30. mybad says:

    Probably got the idea from Japanese TV pranks!

  31. cap'n kangaroo says:

    Do your jogging at the mall.

  32. Ben says:

    Male cyclists wear attire that is more feminine than female joggers , so they should be on the lookout as well.

  33. kady says:

    The exhibitionist is a sexual deviant, and their goal is that women have some reaction after see him: yelling, insults, threats, because that way confirms their illness and get excitement to masturbate; so when we have one in front of us or our way is best to show total indifference, that would frustrate and will continue its path in search of another victim who reacts

  34. Male Member says:

    And above all, wear panties for god’s sake …

  35. Male Member says:

    Or simple jog in the Castro District. Perfectly safe there for a woman …

  36. toofunny says:

    Umm….am I only one that thinks this is hilarious?

  37. Missy Ogyny says:

    CARRY A CELLPHONE? WHAT KIND OF WORTHLESS COUNSEL IS THAT? Why not simply carry a CASTRATION FORCEPS? A “castrator for calves” is the perfect, portable size for a woman on the run! It’s smaller and lighter weight than a bull emasculator, and can also switch-hit as a brain-basher… It’s the perfect running companion for a lone woman out jogging… For a more in-depth selection of emasculators, go to: :
    http://www.medical-tools.com/veterinary/castration-instruments.php

  38. Root says:

    You get just as much exercise Running-in-place in the privacy of your own domicile, wearing what you please and not giving a dam about the Big Bad stupid World out there.. Play your music, have the TV on, whatever. A fridge for your bottled water, a shower for after your work-out – how simple and most convenient..
    If you want to jog in the out-of-doors you’re sharing space with all the other creatures. And Creatures.
    But honestly, if only a few of these badguys got shot and killed doing this sort of thing the practice would fall off dramatically if not entirely.

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