LAKE WYLIE — Deputies believe the same man who touched himself sexually while looking at a woman's brakes at a Lake Wylie Walmart several months ago is the same man who told a woman something was wrong with her brakes at Food Lion last week.
On June 17, a woman told deputies that while she was walking in Walmart's garden section, a man told her something might be leaking from her car, said Sheriff's Office spokesman Trent Faris. He told her he just got off work at Walmart and she needed to move her car to the back of the parking lot so he would not get in trouble with his job.
She moved her car as far as he asked and began looking at the brakes towards the back of the car, Faris wrote in an email to media. That's when the woman noticed he was touching himself inappropriately. She warned him that she was going to call the police and he quickly fled.
Last Wednesday, a woman at the Lake Wylie Food Lion told deputies a man approached her, said her car was leaking brake fluid and then offered to fix it in five minutes, deputies say. He told her to pop the hood and asked her to move the car to the end of a row in the parking lot.
The woman felt uneasy, Faris said, and drove away. She took her car to a mechanic, who said nothing was wrong with the car.
The suspect is described as black male 30 to 45-years-old with partially grey hair and scruffy facial hair. He also has a right front chipped tooth. The suspect may be driving a grey in color SUV, possibly a Toyota Rav4.
If anyone can identify this person they are asked to call the York County Sheriff's Office at 803-628-3059 or York County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-409-4321.
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