SUGAR LAND, Texas – A man followed a woman inside Michaels store in Sugar Land, exposed himself and masturbated within her view on April 15, according to Sugar Land police.
Authorities, who are searching for the man, say the woman noticed a man following her and attempting to look up her dress. She later saw the man squat down near several customers, pull down his shorts and masturbate for about 20 seconds.
“It makes me uncomfortable,” said shopper Katherine Guzman. “It makes me not want to go out. That’s just something you shouldn’t be seeing.”
Surveillance video from the craft store in the 13500 block of University Boulevard shows the man walking into the business just after 6 p.m. He was last seen leaving the store at 6:49 p.m.
“I think it’s good to raise awareness,” Guzman said. “They should be putting his picture out. That’s not something you should be doing, so people should look out. And if they do see him, then say something.”
Other shoppers agree with the sentiment.
“That is not something that should be happening,” said Carly Herrera.
Aman Ahme said, “It’s just crazy. That people like that are out there, especially in our community. I hope they find him as soon as possible because it’s not good to have someone like that out there and in our community.”
The woman's husband reported the incident to a store manager the following day.
Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).