WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (WFLA) – UPDATE: The man accused of masturbating on a woman down a Winter Haven Walmart toy aisle has turned himself in to police Saturday night.
Police say 19-year-old Elias Alan-Arturo Flor turned himself in after he was seen on video at Walmart conducting the lewd act in front of a 12-year-old child.
Flor has been charged with battery and committing lewd act in presence of child 16 or younger.
ORIGINAL STORY: Police are currently searching for a man they say was caught by a child masturbating on a woman in a Walmart toy aisle Friday.
According to Winter Haven police, the male suspect entered the Walmart, located at 355 Cypress Gardens Blvd., around 8:30 p.m. He appeared to be looking for someone, walked around for a bit and then went to the restroom.
Police say he exited the bathroom and headed to the toy section where a woman and a 12-year-old child were looking at toys.
The man paced the aisle for a short time and walked up behind the woman while her back was turned looking at toys on the shelves. According to police, the child, who was in the cart, witnessed the man masturbate onto the back of the woman. When she turned to the child, she noticed the child was distressed.
Police say she asked the child what was the matter and the child told her what the man did. By the time the woman turned to look, the suspect was gone.
If you recognize the suspect or see him out in public, please contact the Winter Haven Police Department at 863-401-2256. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).
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