Police Need Your Help Finding a Suspect Who Stabbed a Woman in Public
Fairfax County Police have enlisted the public’s help in finding a man who is wanted for “malicious wounding,” but they have no idea what he looks like.
The malicious wounding took place at 7:30 a.m., on Saturday, July 27, near the Vienna Metro Station. A female victim reports that she was grabbed from behind, assaulted, and stabbed by an unknown male assailant. She was transported to INOVA Fairfax Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police released this notice a week later asking for the community’s help finding the 5′ 7″ man with “light to medium brown complexion.” The only problem is they don’t have a single clue what he looks like.
— Fairfax Co. Police (@fairfaxpolice) August 5, 2017
Yes, they included a generic shadowy figure on the flyer, which is typical for cases like this. However, the instructions ask for members of the community to “call Police Detectives if … you have seen this individual.”
The only thing that police know about this man is that he is of below average height with low-to-medium skin color, and he was wearing a black hoodie over his head. Not a whole lot to go on …
Obviously, the police are right to warn and seek help from the public on this malicious wounding. But their notice is clearly pre-written, otherwise they wouldn’t be asking residents if they had seen a placeholder silhouette in their neighborhood.
If you know who committed this heinous crime, you should call the Fairfax County Police non-emergency number, (703) 691-2131. Just don’t call the cops every time you see a short man wearing a black sweat shirt …