A North Carolina man is wanted by police for committing a lewd and disturbing act at a local dollar store.
Thomasville, North Carolina, police are searching for a suspect after they received a call reporting a sexual assault at a local Dollar General.
According to Fox 8, the 28-year-old victim told police that she was waiting to check out with her two children, ages 6 and 7, when she felt a man brush up against her. She quickly realized that the man had ejaculated onto her as he passed by.
Thomasville police said in a press release that while reviewing store surveillance footage, they spotted the man masturbating before making contact with the victim.
The suspect fled the area before the victim was aware of what he did, the press release states.
Stills from the surveillance footage were released by police in a call for help in identifying the suspect.
Anyone who recognizes the person in the photos is asked to contact police at (336) 475-7755 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 476-8477.
Crime Stoppers of Thomasville pays cash rewards for information that leads to arrests, seizures or solving serious crimes. Callers with successful tips remain anonymous and receive rewards up to $2,000.
Sharon Myers can be reached at (336) 249-3981, ext. 228, or at [email protected] Follow Sharon on Twitter: @LexDisptachSM