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Police end Avon massage customer’s antics

Dustin Racioppi
Avon, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado “-After weeks of allegedly harassing massage therapists for more than just a massage, Avon police arrested an Edwards man Wednesday, ending his relentless pursuit and possibly his stay in America.

Police were first notified of the harassment on Jan. 6 by massage parlor employee who said a client came in earlier in the day acting “weird” by removing the sheet that covered his genitals, moving his hips and asking the employee to rub lower and then placing his hands near his privates and saying, “massage here,” the police report said.

The woman told police he had an erection throughout the massage and she felt uncomfortable.

The police report said the Jan. 6 incident wasn’t the first involving the 37-year-old man, and he was told not to return to the business again. The owner said he has returned several times using a different name but the same telephone number.

On Jan. 8, another employee complained to police saying a short Hispanic man, who fits the description of the Edwards man, was acting inappropriately during a massage. She said after ordering the man to undress and lay on the table so she could massage his lower back and upper legs, the man requested that he not be covered.

The therapist covered the man, who then asked that she rub in the area of his rectum, which she also denied. She continued massaging the man, who then started moving his hips like he was “humping the table,” the police report said.

Along with asking to rub his private area, the employee told police he also asked how much she charged to work with him and asked for her phone number. He was told again after the massage not to return.

The man, under a different name but the same phone number, called for another appointment on Tuesday and requested a specific employee. The owner arranged for the man to come in the next day at 10 a.m. before any other customers arrived.

He showed up Wednesday at the business but instead was greeted by police who handcuffed him and charged him with stalking, criminal impersonation and third-degree criminal trespass.

The state Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit was notified and the unit placed a hold on the man.

Dustin Racioppi can be reached at 970-748-2936 or dracioppi@vaildaily.com.

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