Concern over rumors that an ankle-slashing rapist is loose in the Provo/Orem area are unfounded, according to local police agencies.

The Deseret News Utah County Bureau has received several calls in the past two months from women concerned about a story of a man who hides under women's cars. When the woman approaches, the man supposedly cuts their Achilles tendon, wounding them and then rapes them.According to callers, the rapist has visited the Brigham Young University Campus, Utah Valley Community College and a few of the high schools in the area. One caller said her mother had heard the rumor in Nebraska, and called to see what was going on.

Local police say they have no information on such incidents.