Disclaimer: Worth noting because it’s odd. Not funny.

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Greenville Deputies have released an image they hope will encourage leads in the investigation of a recent beating and sexual assault in an Upstate subdivision: a pair of plaid shorts.

The green, yellow and blue shorts are “very similiar” to the ones authorities say the attacker was wearing during Sunday morning’s assault.

Greenville County sheriff’s deputies believe that someone passing by may have seen the suspect and could provide critical information, said Lt. Shea Smith. The victim was attacked from behind 9:30-9:45 a.m. near the intersection of Terramont Drive and East North Street, deputies said.

“Maybe they could provide us with a better description,” Smith said. “Maybe they saw him getting into a vehicle somewhere, or just simply walking away from the scene.”