Rando creeper assaults Jackson women, still on the loose

By on August 12, 2013

prowlerJACKSON HOLE, WYO – Police are investigating at multiple cases of assault after an unidentified male entered Jackson residences and, in two of three known instances, had inappropriate contact with females who were sleeping. All the incidents occurred in residential areas in east and south Jackson.

According to police spokesman Lt. Cole Nethercott, in each of the cases, the suspect entered unlocked homes in the early morning hours and spoke in Spanish. It is assumed the suspect is Mexican. Nothing else is known about his physical features.

The Jackson Police Department is seeking any information regarding the case, including unreported incidents with similar circumstances. Contact Detective Corporal Andy Pearson at 733-1430. Callers may remain anonymous by calling 733-5148. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for these crimes.

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  1. Johnny Teton

    August 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    The word Rando should not be used in this context. Rando Steve would not approve and neither do I.

  2. Mrs. Squirrell

    August 13, 2013 at 10:12 am

    The crimes being committed by this perpetrator are disgusting enough, but the casual, jokey attitude of PJH in describing the assaults are equally as creepy. Your hipster slang in your headline is in extremely poor taste, as is the amateur style reporting. “It is assumed the suspect is Mexican.” Why? Because only Mexicans from Mexico speak Spanish? No other nationality could possibly speak Spanish? What an extremely poor attempt to warn a community of a very real threat. Shame on you.

  3. Winikins

    August 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Very juvenile and unprofessional.

  4. WYO 22

    August 13, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Wow, tough crowd. Here in the paper and on the streets of Jackson.

  5. rob

    August 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    this article and paper are a joke. the garbage they produce is just embarrasing.

  6. Parker

    August 13, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    “”Two victims reported the man speaking to them in Spanish and believe he may be Latino, but little else is known about the man’s physical appearance, Smith said.””

    JPD said “Latino” and in JH that usually means Mexican. JHW just repeated the vibe from the JPD.

    I found nothing wrong with the account EXCEPT that it assumes anything. The JPD should know better as too the JHW. But no big deal.

    As with the kid who shot himself and claimed it was some other kid, things aren’t always as they seem at first.

    Just the facts, skip the assumptions unless this is commentary.


    As for ol’ Steve, he’s no longer around and ‘Rando’ fits for headline writers – Random & Creepy & Creeping.

  7. Jake Nichols

    August 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    @Parker – Latino = Mexican in JH. EXACTLY! I’m not going to sugarcoat with political correctness and use the catch-all, bland, generic “Latino.” I’m guessing our perp is not from Spain or Belize or Panama. Just a hunch.

  8. ^^Wow Jake^^

    August 13, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    They speak English in Belize Jake.

  9. jake

    August 14, 2013 at 8:52 am

    @WOW Jake: ENglish is official language but spanish is predominant. Anyway it makes my point even better because the police press release used “Latino.” Belize is considered a Latin country. So are we on the lookout for a man from Belize? me thinks not.

  10. P

    August 14, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Is it possible that the author is trying to make it less frightening ny using light-hearted humor?

  11. P

    August 14, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    It’s interesting that you accuse the author of being judgmental, while you judge him. Do you think it is possible that the author is trying to bring some light hearted humor to a bad situation? Perhaps in dealing with something so unusual for our community he thought it best to be cheeky about it and not scare people like most of the media does.

  12. PAR

    August 14, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I wonder why you read it if that’s your opinion. Personally I find the cheeky approach a refreshing change.

  13. PAR

    August 14, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Yes, I wonder, perhaps it could be a french man speaking spanish. Just because someone speaks spanish doesn’t make them latino either. Maybe it’s a russian? Just curious, I wonder how much of our latino population is from Mexico.

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