Shawnee police searching for man who committed lewd act at a Dollar Tree

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SHAWNEE, Kan. -- Police are searching for a man who exposed himself inside a store in front of children. It happened in Shawnee on Monday around 4:00 p.m.

When a mom took her children for a grocery run to the Dollar Tree in the 6400 block of Quivira, she walked away saying she would never come back. She said they saw something so disturbing, they called police.

“It made me really scared when I saw it,” said the 11-year-old girl.

Shawnee police say a man was touching himself while watching another woman in the store

“He had his zipper down and started doing weird things with it,” said the nine-year-old girl.

The mom and her three children asked not to go on camera because the man has not been caught yet. Police say they don’t have a detailed description of him and there was no surveillance video inside the store.

“Most people like that, they belong in jail,” said the 11-year-old.