Sexual misconduct leads to arrest.
On August 26, 2013 at about 4:02 pm, The City of Hemet Police Dispatch Center received a call about a male suspect masturbating inside a large department store in the 1200 block of S. Sanderson Ave. The first reporting party was able to provide a very good description of the suspect to the dispatcher and advised that the suspect had already left the store. A short time later dispatch began receiving calls that the suspect was walking through the parking lot and then into the street where he was reportedly blocking traffic.
Ultimately the suspect returned to the store where he grabbed a teenage girl and pulled her toward him. The girl fled the scene and the suspect was detained by an alert citizen. Hemet Police Officers arrived shortly thereafter and took the suspect into custody. The girl was unharmed.
Arrested: Grant Pittman, 22 year old Winchester resident.
Charges: Sexual battery, indecent exposure, and annoying / molesting someone less than 18 years of age.