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Winchester Man Accused Of Masturbating, Grabbing Teen, In Department Store

According to police, Grant Pittman was booked on suspicion of sexual battery, indecent exposure, and annoying/molesting someone under 18 years of age.

The arrested man was identified as Grant Pittman, 22, of Winchester.  Photo/Hemet Police
The arrested man was identified as Grant Pittman, 22, of Winchester. Photo/Hemet Police
A man was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of masturbating in a department store and grabbing a teenage girl, a Hemet police lieutenant said.

Police dispatch received a call about a male masturbating inside the store in the 1200 block of South Sanderson Avenue, Hemet police Lt. Eric Dickson said in a statement.

"The first reporting party was able to provide a very good description of the suspect to the dispatcher and advised that the suspect had already left the store," Dickson said.

A short time later dispatch began receiving calls that the suspect was walking in the parking lot and then into the street, where he was reportedly blocking traffic, Dickson said.

"Ultimately the suspect returned to the store where he grabbed a teenage girl and pulled her toward him," Dickson said. "The girl fled the scene and the suspect was detained by an alert citizen."

Hemet police arrived and took the suspect into custody, Dickson said. The girl was not harmed.

The arrested man was identified as Grant Pittman, 22, of Winchester. He was booked on suspicion of sexual battery, indecent exposure, and annoying/molesting someone under 18 years of age, Dickson said.

Pittman's bail was set at $25,000, Dickson said. He did not show up Monday night in county inmate records. --By Guy McCarthy
Alek J Hidell August 27, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Look at the zit-faced dweeb. Teenagers are all he can get. This is obviously some distressed virgin with out-of-control hormones. He might be 22 but he's actually about 17. Hope he gets a break but doubt in this insane climate he will.
Justice For All August 28, 2013 at 01:45 AM
Hopefully he'll make some acquaintances in jail that will set him back on the straight and narrow.
SA August 28, 2013 at 11:25 AM
@Linda then do not read it …by the way political correctness has destroyed this Country … @Hidell “Hope he gets a break” … are you insane man? I am glad he was caught at this stage of his career of perversion and hopefully someone in prison will do worse to him…
Randofo Aragon August 28, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Linda, you need to brush up on your spelling. Your spell checker obviously let you down.
Steve Newman August 28, 2013 at 07:48 PM
Randofo Aragon- I already told Lynda (not Linda) of her error on Aug 21. If you are going to comment on someones spelling, check yours first.

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