Man wanted for allegedly pleasuring himself in women's restroom at Macy's in Dearborn

Posted at 3:06 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 15:06:29-05

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Dearborn police have released a photo of the suspect they say was caught pleasuring himself in the women's restroom at the Macy's in Fairlane Town Center.

One woman says she was alerted by another woman banging on her stall door with her gun drawn. Both women say the man got away before security arrived.

"There was a man, pants down, and masturbating," said Stacy Crawford, one of the women in the restroom.

The other woman, Taj Jones, is a licensed concealed weapon carrier.

"I was very happy I had something to protect myself," Jones said.

However, she said the man did not seem fazed and walked out slowly when Jones called for security. When Macy's security showed up, the man had already walked into the mall.

Macy's released the following statement regarding the incident:

"We take these situations very seriously. We are committed to providing a safe and secure shopping environment and ensuring all customers and colleagues are treated with respect and dignity. We are cooperating with the Dearborn Police Department and are unable to provide any additional information, as this is an ongoing investigation."