A rubber-clad pervert is still on the loose almost a year after he was first sighted in a sleepy Somerset village.
Dubbed “Gimp Man” by fearful villagers, the latex loon has leapt out on locals in Claverham, Somerset, several times. On almost every occasion his escape before anyone could stop him – or even ask why he’s terrorising the village.
Abi Conroy, 23, says she was confronted by the man wearing fetish gear – who she said was “grunting and breathing heavily”.
Abi said: “He kept coming towards me and was touching his groin, grunting and breathing heavy.
“As I tried to take a step back he was right in front of my face and he put his leg forward.”
She continued: “I was just trying to assess the situation in my head quickly.
“Everything was running through my head.
“I thought: ‘This is it, I’m going to get attacked’.
“Every time I close my eyes I just see that face.”
Her wife Pip said that the mysterious appearances had been going on for years.
When Pip reported the incident to police, an officer referred to the suspect as Gimp Man.
Pip said: “He said it’s been an ongoing issue for the past four years and that it’s normally animals involved, or he’d let himself into people’s gardens and has been seen humping their grass or breathing on their window sills, strange things like that.”
After a search involving a police helicopter and sniffer dogs, two men were arrested on suspicion of being the notorious “Gimp Man”, but both have been released without charge.
Cambridgeshire Live reports that the weirdo is “still on the loose.”
A police spokesman said: “Since November last year, we’ve received 14 reports of a man approaching people while wearing disguises, one of which was a black body suit.
“In some of the incidents the offender is said to have performed indecent acts.
“The man, aged in his 30s, was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of indecency offences and he is currently in police custody.
“The arrest comes after a man in his 20s arrested yesterday was earlier released on police bail.
“Inquiries into the incidents are ongoing.”
Gimp Man sightings have been very few and far between lately.
That may be the result of a serious pasting the latex-lover received last summer.
Cameron Graham bumped into the notorious gimp on his way home from the pub and, in his words: “Kicked him in the face and then to the stomach.”