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Citizens chase, police arrest alleged 'TriMet Barber'

Not his first arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police in Portland,have arrested a man accused of secretly snipping off locks of women's hair on a public bus.

Jared Weston Walter was arrested late Wednesday and booked on charges of harassment and interfering with public transportation.

The 30-year-old was taken into custody after several people called 9-1-1 to report sightings of him in southeast Portland. Several citizens chased after him, after a Crime Stoppers reward of $1,000 was offered, KGW reported.

Walter is a registered sex offender and has a history cutting, gluing or masturbating into women's hair while riding on TriMet buses.

He has been previously convicted for similar activity.

After the latest incident earlier this month, the transit agency offered a $1,000 award for information leading to Walter's arrest.

Court documents show that he has not yet retained an attorney. His first court date is set for this week.


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