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Attempted abduction suspect admits to victimizing 9 women

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -

People in a north Scottsdale neighborhood are breathing a sigh of relief. A man accused of trying to kidnap a woman while she was jogging is behind bars.

Police say not only did this guy try and kidnap a jogger, he also confessed to a preying on other women too.

There were 9 alleged victims in one week.

He likes to make YouTube videos pretending to be a rapper, but police say David Talkington is a sexual predator who preys women. There are more than half a dozen victims in north Scottsdale and Desert Ridge. The victims were 13 to 58 years old.

"It's nice to feel that he's off the streets it'll make me feel kind of safer around here," says Betsy Griffen, concerned resident.

The first incident happened in the parking lot at Fry's near Hayden and Thompson Peak. Police say Talkington exposed himself to a woman. Over the next seven days, he struck at other grocery stores and shopping centers in north Scottsdale. Exposing himself or fondling women, telling them "he would blow them up" if they didn't lift their shirts.

"As a woman and as a mom of two girls you always have to be on the lookout," says resident Krista Walker.

Two days ago was his the worst act. Police say Talkington tried to grab a jogger as she ran down Dynamite near Alma School. The jogger got away so police say Talkington went to Desert Ridge and tried to fondle two more girls.

"It's unsettling to know that I hike out on these trails by myself and out with my dog and my family and to know that there's someone out there kind of doing it. I'm glad he's out the streets," says Griffen.

Police arrested Talkington near the same shopping center where the tried to kidnap that jogger. Ironically, he also used to work at a pizza place in the shopping center.

Police say Talkington is unemployed and lives with his parents at this home in Rio Verde. He told police he did this because he's been "stressed."

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