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Man with self proclaimed foot fetish sprayed women with corn syrup at grocery stores

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Posted at 4:51 AM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 17:16:06-04

REISTERSTOWN, Md. — A man accused of spraying a substance on women at multiple grocery stores has been identified and charged in three separate incidents, Baltimore County Police say.

Terrence Leroy Devillasee faces three counts of second-degree assault.

On September 9, a woman said she was sprayed with something at the Giant grocery store on Mill Run Circle in Owings Mills.

Afterwards, she reported feeling dizzy and confused. She said the man tried following her out of the store, but she scared him off by drawing attention to the scene.

The following day after WMAR-2 News reported on the story, another woman came forward saying the same thing happened to her at the Wegmans off Reisterstown Road.

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Since then two other women came forward. One says she was sprayed on June 11 at the same Giant as the September 9 incident. The other woman claims she was targeted on August 5 at Walmart in the 9700 block of Reisterstown Road.

In each incident Devillasee allegedly approached the women and told them something was on their pant leg.

Police wrote in charging documents that Devillasee proclaimed to have a foot fetish, which is the reason he claimed to have sprayed the victims.

At least one of the incidents was captured on surveillance.

According to police, the substance Devillasee used turned out to be non-toxic and made of corn syrup.