Posted by: DD | November 24, 2008


From the MyWay news website (bold is my emphasis)

Suspect arrested for greasy imprints in Neb. town


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Nov 22, 12:15 AM (ET) 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Police have arrested a man suspected of leaving greasy, graphic imprints on the windows of stores, churches and schools in a small Nebraska town. A 35-year-old man was caught in the act by police early Wednesday morning, Cherry County Attorney Eric Scott said Friday. The man hasn’t been charged yet, but authorities believe he is the vandal some townsfolk have dubbed the “Butt Bandit.”

Beginning in spring of 2007, a mystery vandal visited businesses at night, pressing his naked behind – sometimes his groin, sometimes both – on windows. The marks were made with lotion or petroleum jelly, and while police had earlier worried copycat criminals were getting involved, Scott said they now believe it’s “the act of a lone deviant.”

“This isn’t normal behavior for Valentine, Neb.,” Scott said. “It’s an embarrassment for the hardworking people who live here.”

The man was spotted by police about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday and arrested without incident, Scott said. The suspect appears to be the same man caught on a surveillance camera at the middle school last year, he said.

Valentine, a town of about 2,650 in remote north-central Nebraska, lies near the scenic Niobrara River. The city was named one of the top “wilderness” towns in the country last year by National Geographic Adventure magazine.

People from around the country send Valentine’s Day cards to the city’s post office so they can be mailed out with the word “Valentine” stamped on them.

The past two summers, the bandit struck business after business, window after window.

He stopped over the fall and winter.

During one particularly brazen session, virtually all the windows at a local hotel were imprinted.

I *heart* Nebraska.



  1. You know I’ve been thinking of picking up a new hobby.

  2. OMG – That is hilarious! I love that he stopped over fall and winter. Wouldn’t want a reenactment of the flag pole scene from Christmas Story now would we? (except, you know, with male genitalia and window sills)

  3. So how do they ID the guy? Do they have to take butt and groin prints and match up the unique characteristics like with fingerprints?

    Can I be there to watch?


  4. Why are “hardworking” people always traumatised by “deviants”?

  5. Oh, DD, I heard this on my morning radio show this mornin’ and IMMEDIATELY thought about you! I wondered if it was close to where you live! hahaha

  6. My boss has been going to Omaha recently for work. Last week he took some time off unexpectedly, NOW I KNOW WHY.

    Busted Butt Man!

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  8. We had a guy in Philly doing the same thing! Seriously?? WTF is wrong with people?

  9. It wasn’t a guy, dude. It was ME!

  10. I can’t wait for the Law and Order episode based on this event.

    I bet he stopped doing this over fall and winter because he was afraid his groin imprint would be less than impressive.

  11. Speechless.

  12. Of course it was in Valentine. Someone’s been spending a little too much time all alone on the Niobrara….

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