PALM BAY, Florida – Palm Bay Police say a man was arrested for grabbing a woman’s crotch at a Dollar Tree store.
Officers responded to a call at the South East Bayside Lakes Boulevard store after two women reported a man touching their crotches while shopping.
Jeremy Bonner, 44, allegedly grabbed a phone from one woman’s pocket as she was shopping. She thought he was trying to steal it, but Bonner purposely bumped into her, police said.
The woman reported the incident to a Dollar Tree employee about Bonner’s behavior. But then another woman in the store yelled that he grabbed her crotch.
Bonner then exited the store as another customer followed and photographed his vehicle. Officers were able to trace the license plate to Bonner.
The suspect told police that the reason he bumped into the first woman, and then grabbed the second, is because he suffers from back pain and it was all an accident.
Police charged Bonner with one count of battery.
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