(KMOV) – Police are still searching for a suspect accused of exposing himself to young girls at a Mers Goodwill store in Fairview Heights, and the mother of one of those girls says employees should have done more to protect her child.
The woman says a worker at the store initially ignored her please to call police when she told the store that her daughter and friend, ages 11 and 12, saw a man expose himself.
The mother says she was the one who called police.
Based on surveillance footage, the suspect was in the store for at least three hours.
The president of Mers Goodwill says parents need to always keep an eye on their children, and that his employees didn’t do anything wrong.
"I agree parents do need to watch their kids. I was watching my kids,” says the mother who asked to remain anonymous for this story. “But this man was in the store for three hours and no one did anything. I think if I was in the store for three hours stuffing merchandise into my purse or pockets, they would have noticed that. I think they should've noticed this."