STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Stranger kisses child in front of parent

Police say this happened around 6:08 p.m. Thursday inside WINCO on Olympic St.

Posted: Mar 26, 2021 12:32 AM
Updated: Mar 26, 2021 7:55 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A Springfield man has been arrested after he allegedly pulled down his mask and kissed a child he did not know on the lips.

Police say this happened around 6:08 p.m. Thursday inside WINCO on Olympic St.

While inside the store, police say, as a mother glanced away from her 1 ½-year-old daughter sitting in the shopping cart, Austin Blake Stewart, 24, leaned down, removed his mask, kissed the child on the lips, and left. The mother began searching for him, but he had disappeared. She then alerted her husband and the WINCO staff.

Officers later found Stewart under a blanket on 18th Street.

Stewart faces charges of physical harassment and disorderly conduct.

Eugene
Partly Cloudy
80° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 79°
Corvallis
Partly Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 77°
Roseburg
Partly Cloudy
83° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 80°
North Bend
Mostly Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 50°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events