PRESS RELEASE -- MOORESVILLE, NC: On Tuesday, April 4 at 7:55 a.m., Mooresville Police received a report of a stalking incident which occurred at a local retailer the previous evening at approximately 6 p.m.
MOORESVILLE, NC: On Tuesday, April 4 at 7:55 a.m., Mooresville Police received a report of a stalking incident which occurred at a local retailer the previous evening at approximately 6 p.m.
A Sherrills Ford woman and her juvenile daughter reported that a man followed them around in a suspicious manner in two retailers, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Target, in Mooresville. In the second retailer location, Target, the man allegedly grabbed the daughter by the arm. Mooresville Police are investigating this incident. Target Stores is cooperating with the investigation. Video of the incident is being reviewed.
Information about the incident was posted on social media after it occurred. “The challenge with an investigation of this nature is the panic this type of incident creates throughout the community,” said Major Ron Chilton. “In this age of social media, the information that gets posted, shared or copied can often be taken out of context or some facts changed completely from the initial incident.”
Police offer these tips if you feel you are being followed in a suspicious manner:
Get to a SAFE location.
Contact police IMMEDIATELY.
If inside a retailer, ALERT store staff and ask them to call police.
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