A mother was in the women’s restroom at a Target store in Chicago when a man entered and demanded to go to the restroom. That’s when things took a horrifying turn.
The man pushed into the stall that the little girl was using and exposed his genitals to her, according to Chicago police.
The suspect was described as “black with a dark complexion, about 30 to 40 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, 170 to 190 pounds and wearing a red jacket, dark-colored hat, gray pants and sunglasses,” NBC Chicago reported.
A shopper at the Target store was shocked by what happened.
“It’s very sad. Children are innocent,” the customer told NBC Chicago. “However old the pedophile was, it’s wrong. It’s pure evil no matter how you look at it.”
A Target spokesperson said in a statement they believe the man was drunk when he exposed himself to the child. They are now working with police to bring the man to justice.
“Immediately after a guest notified us of this incident, we called law enforcement and provided them with video footage from our store entrance to help with their investigation,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
In 2016, Target announced a controversial new bathroom policy that allows biological men to use the women’s restroom if they identify as female. There was plenty of pushback against the policy, but Target stood firm in its decision. However, the company did spend $20 million to install single-stall bathrooms in response to the backlash from customers who were uncomfortable with the policy.
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