A man followed a 65-year-old woman to Wal-Mart in Cartersvile, flattened her tire and then made sexual advances while pretending to come to her rescue.
Bartow County Sheriff’s deputies are now trying to determine who the man is and where they can find him. And on Wednesday they released a sketch of the suspect, hoping someone might recognize him.
The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. Monday, officials said.
The woman was backing out of her parking space when she was approached by a man who told her that she had a flat tire.
“He offered to change it for her and she allowed him to do so,” sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said. “While changing the tire, the man made several sexual comments causing her to feel uncomfortable.”
After changing the tire, the man attempted to continue to talk to her and she backed out and left.
The woman had her tire checked at a local tire store and discovered that the valve stem had been removed from the tire causing it to go flat.
She reported the incident to a deputy who reviewed the Wal-Mart video with management and discovered that the man who helped her had parked just after she did. After she went inside to shop, he removed the valve stem and waited for her to return.
Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division at (770) 382-5050 ext. 6030.
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