Police on Tuesday were searching for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a teenage girl at a Walmart in the city of Orange, authorities said.
The incident, which occurred Oct. 3 in the 2300 block of West Tustin Street, was captured by the store’s surveillance cameras, Orange police said.
A 13-year-old girl, who asked not to be identified, said the man approached her, exposed himself and engaged in lewd behavior.
“He actually skimmed my back,” the girl told KTLA. “He walked in front of me and he rubbed up against me. The first time I saw him expose himself, I thought in my mind, ‘That couldn’t have happened. That would never happen to me.’”
Her grandmother, Julie Evans, was shopping just a few feet away.
“All of a sudden she comes up to me and she’s pale and sweating, shaking and crying hysterically, saying ‘Grandma, grandma, we have to get out of here,’” Evans said.
Evans said Walmart employees did nothing to stop the man from leaving the store after she reported the incident.
“I see him walking down the main aisle,” Evans said. “He turned around and smiled at her and I.”
Surveillance video showed the man in the parking lot entering a silver or gray 4-door compact car, similar to a Honda Accord, police said.
“This type of behavior is unacceptable,” Walmart said in a statement Tuesday. “It’s upsetting that something like this could have happened in one of our stores. We have been providing information to local police and will continue do so as needed in hopes of identifying who may have done this.”
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call the Orange Police Department at (714) 744-7444.