Matthew Andrew Linville Could Get 3 Years and Sex Offender Tag for Grabbing Women's Butts

Categories: Crime-iny

Update No. 4 on Page 2 has the charges and possible prison time facing (first name corrected) Matthew Andrew Linville. Update No. 3 at the bottom of the next page is on why police suspect him. Update No. 2 is on the 19-year-old's arrest. Update No. 1 is on a groper having apparently struck twice at Bella Terra Mall.

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ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 5, 10:19 A.M.: Police in Huntington Beach are searching for a man who tried to sexually assault a 28-year-old jogger.

But, based on the artist's rendering of the suspect released by the cops, I can't tell if I'm looking at the suspect or the jogger.

I mean, come on, kinda hot, right?

Am I the only seeing this?

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Courtesy of Huntington Beach Police Department
The woman was running in the area of Huntington Village Lane and Center Avenue around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, when she noticed a man following her. So she ran toward the Artisan Apartments, where she lives, and got behind an unlocked gate thinking he might not follow.

She thought wrong.

The man confronted her, tore her shirt, threw her to the ground, grabbed her and assaulted her. But her screams for help woke a neighbor who rushed out of his unit, prompting the attacker to flee.

Besides the composite sketch, Huntington Beach Police released this description of the sicko based on two witness accounts: Hispanic, 5-foot-10 or -11, 140 pounds with short dark hair and last seen wearing a light gray T-shirt, dark jeans and black shoes with orange laces.

Anyone with information that can help catch the chick, I mean, guy is asked to call HBPD Detective Tunstall at 714.536.5995.

UPDATE NO. 1, SEPT. 18, 10:03 A.M.: Police believe the same man who grabbed a handful of lady jogger in Huntington Beach on Aug. 28 struck again last Friday (the 13th!).

Twice!

The attacker in the latest crimes fit the same general description in the original post--right down to the black shoes with orange laces--and now police have added a target age: 23 to 27.

The sexual batteries happened between 10:40 a.m. and 11:44 a.m. in the lingerie department of the Burlington Coat Factory at Bella Terra Mall as well as the center's parking structure at 7777 Edinger Ave., according to police.

Besides the composite sketch from the jogger attack, police released video from outside the coat store, although the only version with an embed code I could find came from KABC7 television, so you have to watch a brief commercial first (sorry):

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Huntington Beach Police Department at 714.375.5066. The PD's advisory is on the next page ...



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59 comments
Lizzy Brooks
Lizzy Brooks

I continue to be astonished and bothered by OC Weekly's nonchalant attitude towards sexual harassment. Whats with all the wise cracks?

Charlene Keeler
Charlene Keeler

I can't believe they found him with that picture of a 12 yr. old.

Mike MacDuffee
Mike MacDuffee

If he didn't actually rape anyone or assault anyone he's not getting anything but some crappy rehab class and some community service

Martin Gilbert
Martin Gilbert

they not get jail, just chop some FINGAZ, and see about doing it again or ndxt time a whole hand! :)

Shawn Davis Schriner
Shawn Davis Schriner

nice sketch drawing..looks like a 12 yr old altar boy with one jacked up left eye

Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown

i hope he gets some jailhouse lovin/justice too

949girl
949girl topcommenter

Crazy! Good thing he was caught so soon.  This guy is definitely brazen to assault 3 women in such a short period of time.  I wonder why all of a sudden he did this?  For some reason this reminds me of the Craigslist Killer who went on a short violent crime spree.

qdpsteve
qdpsteve

I hope this creep isn't related to the late great actor from M*A*S*H, Larry Linville.

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

Dems hate women


they dont want you to be armed against ( mostly) fellow Dems who do the attacking 

Brian Addison
Brian Addison

Kinda looks like Britney Spears when she went all apeshit and shaved her head.

ermanator1
ermanator1

Matt Coker how dare you! Your article makes me sick to think they pay you to do this. I pray that NO ONE in your family is ever assaulted and some guy with a license to write anything they want degrades the situation. Shame on you!! Shame shame shame!

Keith Burks
Keith Burks

My mom lives in HB we will be over to spend the weekend. We will go for a jog..

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

Serious question. Why don't women carry weapons? You're stupid if you don't. You'll never win in a physical confrontation with a guy. Police will take awhile to get there as well. Not saying carry a gun, but carry something. Mace, a folder knife, box cutter, stun gun, taser etc. But a pistol is best (legally of course). Go to the range and learn how to shoot as well.  Most girls I know don't carry anything. Pretty stupid and naive way to go through life if you ask me. 

Lizzy Brooks
Lizzy Brooks

Shouldn't we be more concerned with the fact that oc weekly is allowing their writers to glorify sexual abuse by going as far as calling a rapist "hot"? Seriously, this disgusts me.

Jennifer LoveMarque
Jennifer LoveMarque

Because idiots don't know what to do and usually think the girl is lying.

Callie Bruley Snyder
Callie Bruley Snyder

I hope the next lady he goes after has some balls to chase him down, kick him, punch him, scream her head off to get more people to go after him. This happened in a store during the day how could they not have caught him?

Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown

this is right by my office. dude is gonna fall on his face real hard

Dan Koven
Dan Koven

Looks like the dummy from the late '70's movie, "Magic" right?

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

@qdpsteve based on the other critical comments, i'll resist the urge to point to anyone's Hot Lips.

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@Lizzy Brooks Source that she was raped? Sounds to me like he's just grabby. 

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

@Lizzy Brooks Yes, calling someone hot is far worse than his crimes.

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

@Dan Koven and his eyes follow you around the room!

showyobones
showyobones

@vegandawg23 I have no clue what you're even try to say, or what your point could possibly be. 

showyobones
showyobones

@MatthewTCoker I'm sorry, where in my statement did I claim the writer is worse than the criminal? Nowhere. I'm simply stating that this article was written in very poor taste. I'm no PC pusher, but this shit offends me personally. Do you have any more irrelevant statements, just to get a reaction, that you're dying to get off your chest?

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

@MatthewTCoker @sweetliberty17761776 


your "push " to show your "fairness" doesnt impress me ( whether or not you are gop , I only go after the truth so I dont care )


If you cant understand the methodical commonsensed logic, I cant help you





vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@showyobones @vegandawg23 "Shouldn't we be more concerned with the fact that oc weekly is allowing their writers to glorify sexual abuse by going as far as calling a RAPIST "hot"? Seriously, this disgusts me."

That clear it up for you. 

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