“Hugger Mugger”: Police out to stop man’s touchy scheme in St. Louis area

Somebody in St. Louis is either unusually affectionate, or a…

Somebody in St. Louis is either unusually affectionate, or a cause for concern.

Several women have reported to police that a man they don’t know has approached them in public and asked for a hug, CBS St. Louis reported.

The hugger’s m.o. is to claim that he and his target are long lost buddies, and that he’s from the “old neighborhood.”

After carrying on a bit of conversation – if you can call it that – the man then asks for, and occasionally receives, a hug.

It’s a birthday hug, the man claims.

Read more at CBS News

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