South Florida

Man With Apparent Foot Fetish Wanted by FIU Authorities

A South Florida college campus is on high alert, as a foot-sniffer is on the prowl.

The Florida International University Police Department said a man has been crawling underneath tables at the FIU Library to take a whiff at feet.

The creepy crawler was caught in the act in photos. FIU Police said the man was seen acting suspiciously at the Green Library at FIU on Aug. 29.

"That is extremely bizarre. I don't understand why someone would want to do that," said FIU student, Helen Wagner.

Students were skeeved to hear that a man has been underneath tables, smelling the feet of unsuspecting women. No one was injured in the one incident, but some ladies said they're going to make sure to look down when they're studying in the library.

The sneaky smeller is described as being in his late 40's or early 50's, about 200 pounds and around 6-feet-tall. He is bald with short, gray hair and a goatee. He was last seen driving a scooter.

Investigators hope the newly-released photos will help them stay one step ahead of this guy.

Some students didn't take this seriously, but this is no laughing matter for FIU. On Monday, they released this statement, saying in part:

"FIUPD takes these reports seriously and continues to investigate the matter. The staff at the Green Library has been notified and has been asked to contact FIUPD if they see this individual. FIUPD would like to remind everyone that if you see any suspicious behavior, please contact the FIUPD at 305-348-2626 immediately."

If he's caught, the man could most likely face charges of lewd and lascivious behavior. If you recognize him or have any information, call police at (305) 348-2626.

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