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.