Park Slope has recently been plagued with a series of sexual attacks so NYPD are now warning women in the Brooklyn neighborhood NOT to wear skirts or shorts because it will make it easier for them to get raped. Most people are outraged by this warning… but with the colder weather approaching this weekend, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem to stay layered. More details after the jump…

Wendy L.

(WPIX)–A 25-year-old woman walking home from the gym Monday was stopped by a police officer who asked her if she knew about the recent attacks — more than ten that have gone unsolved.

“He pointed at my outfit and said, ‘Don’t you think your shorts are a little short?'” she told the Wall Street Journal. “He pointed at their dresses and said they were showing a lot of skin.” According to the young woman, who did not want to be identified, he told her, “You’re exactly the kind of girl this guy is targeting.”

The advice is not going over very well with some women in the neighborhood, but the NYPD says officers are just informing residents of a pattern. “They are simply pointing out that as part of the pattern involving one or more men that the assailant(s) have targeted women wearing skirts,” Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told the Wall Street Journal in an email.