Police are handling a rather odd case in Protaras, where a mystery man with an apparent female hair fetish has startled women in public by chopping off some of their hair and running away.
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Police said they did not have any indication that the man had intentions to rob, sexually assault or otherwise harm the women, besides chopping off their hair
According to police, the male suspect was hiding on the sidewalk in three separate incidents in Protaras, Famagusta district, where he would startle women as they walked in public and cut off a bundle of their hair with what was believed to be a pair of scissors.
In one case, the mystery haircutter chopped off an entire pony tail, however the women jwho complained to police said the suspect did not take the hair with him but dropped it on the ground before running away.
One report, according to Kathimerini Cyprus, cited one of the female victims describing to police the man as of Asian origin but no specific details were made known.
No cameras were installed in the area, according to police, which made the work of locating the suspect ever more difficult.
Police said they did not have any indication that the man had intentions to rob, sexually assault or otherwise harm the women, besides chopping off their hair.