North Huntingdon police seek man who touched tanning salon employee
In about 13 minutes at a North Huntingdon tanning salon, a man asked for a tour, went into a restroom for about four minutes and later inappropriately touched a female employee, police said on Monday.
Township police are searching for the white man suspected in the Sept. 30 incident at Suntan Seekers on Route 30.
“All he was doing was inquiring about tanning” until near the end of his stay, said Sgt. Jeffrey Bouldin.
Surveillance footage shows the man entering the salon wearing a dark-colored polo shirt tucked into blue jeans at 3:39 p.m. He engaged the lone female worker in conversation and appeared to touch himself, Bouldin said.
The man asked for a tour of the facility, saying that he and his wife were going on vacation and he wanted to “cover up tan lines,” Bouldin said.
Surveillance video shows the worker taking the man into a few rooms before he went into the restroom “for an extended period of time,” the sergeant said.
After the man left the restroom, the employee showed him a spray-tanning room, Bouldini said.
“Once they got into that room, he started to ask her some questions that made her very uncomfortable” and “touched (the employee) in a criminal nature,” he said.
The employee quickly left the room; surveillance footage shows her visibly upset when the man left shortly after at 3:52 p.m.
“I think she was so affronted by the conduct, she didn't know what to do,” Bouldin said.
Bouldin said the employee “wasn't suspicious of him” until they reached the spray-tanning room.
A salon manager declined to comment.
The man may have been driving a light-colored older model vehicle, Bouldin said.
The incident was reported to police on Oct. 2.
Anyone with information is asked to call North Huntingdon police at 724-863-8800.
Renatta Signorini is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-837-5374 or email@example.com.
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