Springfield woman says she was sexually grabbed at grocery store

A Springfield woman told police a man approached her, hugged her and grabbed her buttocks at a local grocery store.

The sex offense took place around 2 p.m. Sunday at the South Limestone Kroger, according to a police report.

Springfield police began their investigation at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday when a 59-year-old woman came to police headquarters to report the sexual assault.

“(The woman) stated while shopping with her friend … the suspect approached her stating that she had ‘won.’ She didn’t know what he was talking about and as she inquired the suspect reached out to hug her. She stated that once he hugged her he grabbed both of her buttocks and squeezed with both hands. She stated that she immediately pushed him away.”

The victim and her friend were able to get a picture of the suspect with a phone, the report says. The friend witnessed and was able to confirm the victim’s allegations, the report says.

No arrests have been made in the case. The suspect is described as a man between 25 and 30 who stands about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds, according to the police report. He was wearing a red shirt and black sweatpants.

The police report categorizes the incident as a misdemeanor sex offense.

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