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Police: Stranger pulls down mask, kisses baby girl on the lips in store before arrest
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  A harassment incident at a local store 24-year-old Austin Blake Stewart of Springfield  
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - A Lane County man was arrested Thursday evening after police investigated a harassment incident at a local store, the Springfield Police Department reported.

Just after 6 p.m. Thursday, an officer was flagged down by a father who reported a stranger had just pulled his face mask off and kissed his daughter on the lips inside WinCo.

Just prior to seeing the officer, the father was searching for the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Austin Blake Stewart of Springfield.

During the investigation, the officer learned that while inside the store, the mother had her 1 1/2 year-old daughter in her shopping cart. Read full story