SEWARD COUNTY, Neb. (KOLN) – The Seward County Sheriff’s Office had identified an individual involved with at least four different incidents where a man followed adults with children around at the local Wal-Mart and took photos of the kids.
SCSO said they have been made aware of at least four incidents where a Hispanic man followed adults with children around the store and photographed the children.
According to officials, the man involved was identified as of Tuesday. The subject is no longer in Seward County and is most likely in California.
The investigation is ongoing, and an interview with the subject is pending. The subject's name is being withheld for the time being to protect the integrity of the investigation and the subject's due process.
10/11 NOW spoke with one of the four people who filed reports.
He says this happened to him Saturday night.
"He was hiding around this aisle staring at us, with his phone up, and as soon as I stared him in the eyes, made eye contact, he quickly turned around and booked it as fast as he could,” said Brent Green.
Although we can't confirm the connection, his description of the man is the same as other people's.
"Definitely has me freaked out, definitely worried what kind of pictures he may have got of my children,” said Green.
In one incident, the man left the store when he was noticed and waited outside for the female.
Authorities said a maroon van with a 16-county tag was described by one of the people involved.
“I urge the public to be aware of their surroundings and the people around them. We will be working with the Seward Police Department to find this person,” SCSO Sheriff Mike Vance said.
Deputies will be making rounds at Wal-Mart during the evening hours both in uniform and not in uniform, authorities said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact law enforcement immediately.