Mom sheds light on hair cutting suspect's past

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MILWAUKIE, Ore. - The mother of the man accused in a bizarre string of hair cutting and glue smearing attacks on women said her son was a problem to raise and was often under a doctor's care for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

There are now 11 women in the Portland area who have come forward saying their hair was cut or smeared with Super Glue. The suspect is 22-year-old Jared Weston Walter.

Walter's mother, while admitting he was difficult to raise, said her son did not have an obsession with women's hair that she knew of. But the case against Walter is building and now spans three states.


Walter has been connected to a number of incidents in Portland on TriMet buses and in local stores.


Walter does have a conviction on his record for putting Super Glue in a woman's hair at a hardware store near Tacoma.

Drina Ellison said her run-in with Walter was unforgettable. She said an undercover security guard tackled Walter as he stood next to her and then told her the guy had just sprayed Super Glue in her hair.

Walter was convicted of fourth-degree assault for the incident. He was given two years probation, had to pay $100 for Ellison's hair care and was required to do some community service.


Surveillance video from a Walgreens near Houston shows a man shortly before he put Super Glue in the hair of a 12-year-old girl.

Walter is from Houston and police are trying to figure out if the man in the video is him.

Texas authorities say Walter spent two and a half years locked up in their state for breaking into a woman's apartment and climbing into her bed in his underwear. He was 17 years old at the time and ran off without his clothes when she screamed.