Stranger ‘pulled down his mask to kiss mum’s baby on the lips in supermarket’

A man has been arrested after he allegedly kissed a baby girl on the lips in a supermarket while she was shopping with her parents.

He is understood to have been in the supermarket in Springfield on Thursday, March 25, when he pulled down his mask while the baby's mum was distracted and kissed the one-year-old infant.

The baby's parents immediately alerted staff for help but when they began searching for the suspect it became clear he had already left the scene.

The baby's dad was able to flag down a passing cop and reported what the stranger had done, according to Fox 10 news.

The dad told officers that the suspect "had just pulled his face mask off, and kissed his daughter on the lips".

Investigators confirmed that the one-year-old girl had been in a shopping trolley at the time of the attack.

Officials wrote: "While the mother glanced away for a brief moment, the suspect leaned down, removed his mask and kissed their daughter on the lips and then departed."

It has been reported that the incident happened in a WinCo store in Springfield at around 6pm.

An officer found the suspect under a blanket on a nearby street and he was later identified as Austin Blake Stewart from Oregon.

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The 24-year-old was arrested and taken to Springfield Municipal Jail as police continued their investigations.

Austin Stewart was subsequently charged by police with physical harassment and disorderly conduct.

Police praised the staff at the supermarket for their help in alerting officers to the incident and providing CCTV to help identify Stewart.

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