Alcoa police release video of suspect in Big Lots assault
From Staff Reports
Video surveillance was released identifying a man who assaulted a 53-year-old Tellico Plains woman in the women’s restroom at Big Lots on 116 S. Hall Road in Alcoa Saturday afternoon.
According to an Alcoa Police Department report, the woman reported at 5:02 p.m. that as she was in the stall in the restroom, a white male slid under her stall from another stall door, and attempted to pull her under the stall. She said the man slid up to his shoulders on his back while trying to grab her.
The man was displaying a hammer, and attempting to pull her into the very rear stall. The woman escaped and was unharmed.
The man was described as wearing a white T-shirt, khaki pants and socks. He was carrying boots when he fled the store out of the front doors. The hammer was submitted into evidence.
The suspect is still at large. Those with information are asked to contact Detective Kris Sanders of the Alcoa Police Department at (865) 981-4111.