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Man sought after inappropriately touching child in Garner Walmart

Posted December 22, 2010

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— Garner police are seeking the public's help to identify a man who inappropriately touched a child at a crowded Walmart store Monday evening.

The man was seen leaving the store on Fayetteville Road in a dark-colored GMC Acadia.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Pappas at 919-661-6973 or use the anonymous tip form on the Garner police department's web site.

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  • 2gurlz2boyzMom Dec 23, 2010

    HOLD ON TO YOUR KIDS! IT CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE, AND IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE. STORES ARE NOT DAYCARE OR BABYSITTER. YOU DON'T WANT YOUR KIDS, EITHER LEAVE THEM AT HOME WITH SOMEONE OR DON'T HAVE THEM.

  • ashandcamsmom Dec 23, 2010

    "One more reason I stay away from Walmart."
    The Realist

    This could happen anywhere not just Wal-Mart. Reality is like blahblahblah stated parents are too busy "shopping" to pay attention to what's going on around them...most have the "won't happen to me" mentality.

  • Wacky_dood Dec 23, 2010

    One more reason I stay away from Walmart.

  • JAT Dec 23, 2010

    Geesh - it's sad that parents don't watch their kids. Are they really that clueless that there are dangers out there?

  • AlwaysAmazed Dec 23, 2010

    What a sicko.

  • blahblahblah Dec 23, 2010

    I work in a local retail store and it is not at all uncommon for children to be left unattended. Parents plant the kids in the toy section to "play" while they shop. I've even seen parents leave children in the fitting room while they shop. Happens everyday unfortunately.

  • Flingpooatyou Dec 23, 2010

    Parents just don't care in this generation. It reminds me of a quote from Pearl Jam's song (Jeremy). "Daddy didn't give attention, and the boy was something that mommy wouldn't wear".

  • sammyg Dec 23, 2010

    Believe me, I'm keeping my eyes open for this dude...yuk!

  • swordmistress Dec 23, 2010

    Sadly, JAT, last time I was at that Wal-Mart, waiting forever in line, there was a woman glued to her phone wandering all over the place and either leaving her children there or sending them off. The oldest couldn't have been more than 10. I felt sorry for the kids; they looked embarrassed. I'm sure this happens more than we'd like to know, regardless of store or area.

  • JAT Dec 23, 2010

    how does a stranger get close enough to a child to inappropriately or even appropriately touch them? Don't other parents keep their kids with them, especially when they know other people are close by?