Battery Warrant Issued for Crawfordville Walmart "Butt Grabber"

By: WCSO Release
By: WCSO Release

Crawfordville, Florida - November 2, 2011 -

Battery warrants have been issued for a 20-year-old Crawfordville man who is accused of grabbing the buttocks of three females while the women were shopping in the Crawfordville WalMart, according to Wakulla County Sheriff Donnie Crum.

The Wakulla County cases were reported on Nov. 1 although one occurred on Oct. 31. Matthew Thomas Vautier was arrested by Leon County Sheriff’s Office investigators on Nov. 1 after allegedly committing the same act at the North Monroe Street WalMart.

Undersheriff Maurice Langston said, “On Nov. 1, a 42-year-old Crawfordville woman reported a battery that occurred at WalMart on Oct. 31. The victim was shopping in the store when a male walking in the opposite direction down an aisle slapped her on her buttocks. After slapping her, the suspect wished the victim a ‘Happy Halloween.’ The victim reported the incident to management.”

Later on Nov. 1, a 28-year-old Crawfordville woman reported shopping in the Wal-Mart grocery section when the same male grabbed her buttocks and said “Trick or Treat” before running toward the exit. Digital images of the suspect and his vehicle were collected.

Still later on Nov. 1, a 33-year-old Crawfordville woman reported having her buttocks grabbed by the same subject while grocery shopping before he ran away.

Vautier was driving the same vehicle used in Crawfordville when he was arrested in Leon County. A Crawfordville Wal-Mart supervisor was able to correctly identify Vautier through a photographic line-up after witnessing him running through the store.

Deputy Cole Wells, Deputy Rachel Oliver, Lt. Brad Taylor and Lt. Danny Harrell investigated the cases. Battery is a first degree misdemeanor.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Tallahassee on Nov 4, 2011 at 03:01 PM
    he looks like he has the potential to be a repeat offender. Wouldn't be surprised if he develops a record for sexual crimes.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 at 05:58 PM
    Hey J-Dizzle... A skinhead isn't called such for their hair being short. You're as much of an ignorant redneck as he is. LOOK IT UP! You're the one "opening your mouth to remove all doubt"
  • by J-Dizzle Location: The County on Nov 3, 2011 at 02:53 PM
    Matt youre crazy cuz. Gonna miss you at work lol. At least you look legit in the pic right? By the way "oh me oh my" since when does having short hair make you racist? It is better to be quiet and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Fool.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 at 02:46 PM
  • by Oh me oh my on Nov 3, 2011 at 10:20 AM
    He's nothing but a skinhead racist to the 3rd degree. He'll probably and hopefully be "grabbing" onto the shower bars in jail
  • by shadow on Nov 3, 2011 at 03:40 AM
    Looks like ole "Butthead" will be sharing time in jail with his accomplice "BEAVis". He got caught grabbing other areas.
  • by Yankee Location: Orlando on Nov 2, 2011 at 10:35 PM
    Congrats north Florida. This story goes on my Facebook account.
  • by Bmoney on Nov 2, 2011 at 06:29 PM
    I see this kid in my Walmart acting anything other than a gentleman and I'm going to drop him where he stands. I hope you are reading this PUNK. Come out to the Thomasville Rd. Walmart and act like a freak. I'll cure you real quick.
  • by Kevin Location: Wakulla on Nov 2, 2011 at 05:35 PM
    I don't see nothing wrong with this,as long it's on Halloween.
  • by Walmart gone wild on Nov 2, 2011 at 04:59 PM
    Maybe he'll be put on Peopleof if they have footage of his tail grabbing
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