Man exposes self at children's clothing store in Redford

Redford police are searching for a suspect after he exposed himself at the Kids for Less clothing store on March 17.

Police said the man was following customers around the store in Redford Oaks Plaza as he touched himself. 

"A customer observed what he was doing (and) made a report to one of the employees at this store," said Redford Det. Edward French. "At one point, it appears that he knew what was going on and that he had been observed, and he kind of ducked behind some clothing racks."

The man then quickly left the store, according to police.

"There were a few other customers. There were some adults and some children as well," French said.

(Photo courtesy of Redford police)

"That’s horrifying to me. I was just here with my grandson, and if I (had) seen something like that – oh my goodness, I can’t even imagine," said Jackie Walker, a customer.

Police are asking the public for help in identifying the suspect. He is described as a Black man in his mid-20s with medium-length braids. He is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact French at or 313-387-2579.

"The person is obviously a sexual deviant and quite possibly a predator," French said. "We need to get him off the streets, away from children, away from people that he could possibly cause harm to."

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