Police in White Settlement are searching for a man after a girl was found unconscious in the bathroom of a retail store.
CBS reported that police responded to a medical-related call at a local Academy Sports and Outdoors located at 1701 S. Cherry Lane last week just before 7:30 p.m. where they discovered the 17-year-old passed out in the women’s bathroom of the store.
“Something occurred and we need to know what that was,” White Settlement police said. “We would like to know why he entered the female restroom and what he was doing with the female victim.”
Police said that a family member found the teen sitting in the bathroom while a man was standing over her. The family member yelled at the man, who then ran.
Afterwards, the teen was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. She is in an unknown condition.
There were other women in the bathroom at the time. However, they heard nothing that indicated a struggle and weren’t even aware there was a man in the bathroom.
But police say they believe the man has done something similar before.
The suspect that police are looking for has either a bun or a ponytail, a black jacket, dark blue jeans, white tennis shoes, and dark-framed glasses.
“We know that there is a lot of unanswered questions surrounding this case. Please know that our detectives are working hard to bring clarity to what happened. Our department is wholly committed to finding out who this guy is and hold him accountable for any and all criminal offenses that were committed,” White Settlement police said.
The search for the suspect comes on the heels of a year where crime in nearby Dallas has continued to rise and efforts to curtail crime have been lacking, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.
Anyone with information can call Detective Martinez at 817-246-7070 ext. 110 or email [email protected]
Otherwise, Tarrant County Crime Stoppers can be contacted anytime at 817-469-TIPS.