By Mary Ann Barton
Butt Slasher Gets It In the End: Remember the notorious man whose crimes earned him the name "butt slasher?" He was the guy who visited clothing stores, distracted his victims by dropping items on the floor and then slashed them across their backside. The attacks, on women in their teens and 20s, took place at at Tysons Corner Center, Greenbriar Shopping Center and Fair Oaks Mall. Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel, 42, tried to hide out in Peru, but justice caught up with him Sept. 6 in a Fairfax County courtroom. Guillen Pimentel, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to the series of 2011 slashing attacks, was sentenced to seven years by a Fairfax County judge.
Really? Five Times? We've heard of customer loyalty, but this guy has taken it to the extreme by robbing the same bank five times in Fairfax County's Richmond Highway area. And we ask you: Doesn't anyone recognize him from the photos? There's a $5,000 reward! Here's the latest: Fairfax County police are investigating yet another robbery at a TD Bank. The suspect is believed by the FBI to be the "Beacon Hill Bandit," who already is suspected of robbing the bank four times between March 2010 and July 2013.
Exploding Mailboxes in Herndon: A Herndon resident got a rather nasty surprise recently when he went to check the mail. According to police, the man found what appeared to be the remnants of an exploded plastic bottle — and, police added, it’s not the first time they’ve seen this.
What's Black and White and... The town of Vienna auctioned off multiple items online this week. The items included Ford Crown Victoria parts, police cruisers, and prisoner cages and seats to be installed in the backseat of a vehicle.
Talk About Strong Arm: Manassas Police are trying to determine who made off with several large items from a construction site behind Hastings Market Place. Police said someone took two columns that were 7 feet tall and a steel beam that was 31 feet tall from the intersection of Lake Jackson and Libeau Drive, where several new homes are under construction.
Unfriendly Neighbors? A man took a verbal dispute to the next level when he allegedly introduced a machete into the conflict and began chasing someone with it. It happened Wednesday just after 7:31 p.m. at a home in the 7500 block of Bosbury Court in the Manassas area of Prince William County. The 29-year-old victim said the argument between he and the man escalated to the point that the suspect pulled out a machete and began chasing him.
Up, Up and Away! The annual Dulles Day Plane Pull always proves entertaining for the whole family, but one local business is trying to take the fun up a notch. Ask Gina & Co., part of Keller Williams Realty, for a second year will suit up in superhero costumes. This year, they’ll add a touch of style. “We’re out of control,” Gina Tufano said, with a touch of sarcasm. “We like to give back where we live. And we like to have a lot of fun. They have a category called Most Enthusiastic and we thought we could do that.”