Police Accuse Maryland Man of Spraying Women in Stores


A Maryland man was charged after multiple incidents in which women were sprayed with what was described as a substance which induced dizziness, police said.

Baltimore County Police said Terrence Leroy Devillasee, 38, of Randallstown approached a woman inside of an Owings Mills grocery store on Sept. 9 and told her there was a substance on her pant leg, news outlets reported. Police said they believed the substance was corn syrup.

Surveillance footage showed that Devillasee had sprayed the substance on the woman and, according to police, when she touched it, she felt dizzy. According to police, Devillasee followed the woman out of the store, but left after she made a scene.

Since word of the incident, Devillasee has been linked to two similar incidents, police said. One occurred in June and the other occurred in August, both in Owings Mills.

Devillasee is charged with three counts of second-degree assault. He did not have an attorney listed in court records.

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