Sketch of Gainesville urinator released

Man seen urinating on people near UF campus


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Gainesville Police Department has released a composite drawing of the man suspected of urinating on women.

In late February and early March, four incidents were reported of a man who was approaching women from behind and urinating on them. Since the media coverage of those reports, at least three more victims have come forward to report the same crime, according to police.

One of the victims was able to give enough information to help police create a sketch of the urinator.

The urinating bandit is described as a black man between the ages of 25 and 30, about 6 feet tall with a medium to chunky build. During the last urination situation, the man was wearing a dark hoodie sweatshirt and baggy jeans.

Originally three cases were reported, then more women started coming forward after hearing other victims' stories. Police said they now have six victims who were urinated on by the man.

Anyone with information about the incidents or who may know the man's identity is asked to call the Gainesville Police Department at 352-955-1818. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP (7867).