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AFFIDAVIT: Man arrested after grabbing girl in south Austin store

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A man is in jail Sunday after grabbing a young girl at a south Austin store Saturday, court documents say.

Sunset Valley Police were dispatched to 1200 Home Depot Blvd for a person possibly having a “psychotic” episode, the document says.

Officers spoke with a family members who stated that a man came up behind their 7-year-old daughter and placed his hands on her shoulders while asking “Can you help me?”. The suspect then began pulling the child toward him, according to the warrant.

A family member pulled the child away from the suspect, who continued to lunge at them. Store employees separated both parties.

Officers arrested Sanjeev Kumar Mathur and transferred him to Travis County Jail and is being held on a $20,000 bond.


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