The hunt is on in Palo Alto for a groper police say attacked a woman walking near the Stanford campus. The woman in her 50s reported being groped by a male stranger on Thursday evening, and now police are looking for the man, who’s described as thin, in his 20s, with an unknown tattoo on his right forearm.
The woman said she was groped at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday near Stanford Avenue and Raimundo Way.
Police said the man first approached her. They started chatting and walked together down California Avenue for several blocks. The suspect groped the woman on Amherst Street in a quiet neighborhood, police said. When the woman pulled out her phone to call police, the guy and his dog took off.
The woman told authorities the suspect had short hair and a light beard. He stood about 6-foot-4, 220 pounds. She said he was walking a gray pit bull and was wearing a light blue shirt and jean.
Police are hoping someone saw the man and will come forward with information.
Last month, there were two other battery cases not far from where this attack took place, but Palo Alto police believe those are unrelated.