‘Sorry, I just had to do it, you have the best a***’
A GOLD Coast mother of two is considering moving house after she was allegedly groped on the buttocks in broad daylight by a stranger outside her apartment complex.
Jesse Ratu, 24, was returning from a morning jog in Southport on Sunday morning when a man allegedly rushed up to her and grabbed her buttocks.
"I turned around and he grabbed my bum five times - really fast," Ms Ratu said.
"He said, 'Sorry, I just had to do it, you have the best arse.'"
CCTV footage at the Norman Street building shows the man touching her.
Ms Ratu said she spotted the man approaching from the opposite direction around 7.30am.
The man appeared lost, but she said she didn't think much of it and turned into her apartment block.
"He looked like a construction worker (with his blue trousers). I thought maybe he was looking for a building," she said.
"I was walking up to (the lobby) to buzz myself in and I could see his reflection in the glass behind me.
"He walked really fast towards me and I got nervous."
Ms Ratu said she turned around to look at him and he just smiled.
But when she turned back round, he allegedly grabbed her buttock five times.
Shocked, Ms Ratu quickly let herself in and closed the door behind her, telling the man: "Don't (expletive) touch me".
"I shut the door behind me because they can be slow," she said.
"I thought he was going to pick me up and steal me. I was so scared.
"I was too scared to turn back and look. I ran up the hallway and turned left at the lifts where he can't see me.
"I went back to my apartment where my partner was. I was screaming and crying to him."
Her partner, Brendan Wilson, immediately ran outside but could not find the man.
A police spokeswoman said a complaint had been lodged and police were investigating the matter.
Ms Ratu, a sales assistant, said the incident had left her scared to afraid to walk outside by herself - and her family was already thinking of moving somewhere else.
"We've only been here for six months.
"We're now thinking about moving. I've always lived in Southport but never lived down this end.
"I'm guessing he lives nearby. Someone has got to recognise him."
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The man is described as being of African descent, about 1.8m with facial hair and short black hair.
He was wearing long blue trousers and a lighter coloured shirt.
If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call triple 0.