A serial smoocher in Loudoun?

The first time the smoocher struck it was just after 9 a.m. Nov. 20.

The man approached a woman jogging on Whitewater Drive in Sterling and held out his hand, as if to shake hers, Loudoun authorities said. The man then leaned in and kissed the startled jogger on the cheek.

Then, on Monday, a woman jogging in the same area was approached by a man who held out his hand to her. This time, the man kissed the jogger's hand.

Loudoun Sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell said authorities suspect the smoocher is the same man. He did not speak, and the women said he seemed a bit disoriented. So far he has not turned violent, but detectives want to find him to make sure he is not a threat. They also are concerned about the man's safety.

"Is there something physically wrong with this person,?" Troxell said. "Is it a cultural thing? Is this person just doing something that seems inappropriate here [in the United States]? Or is it more sinister?

The man is described as in his late 50s and is thought to be of Middle Eastern descent. He has short dark hair and a large nose, and was wearing all black. Anyone with information is asked to call the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office at 703-771-1021.
-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  November 24, 2009; 12:03 PM ET
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