Several adults attempted to contain a man who was recorded walking naked through the aisles of a Seattle-area department store.
According to the New York Post, these adults were allegedly parents who attacked him after he purportedly made an attempt to touch children.
— New York Post (@nypost) October 10, 2023
According to the Daily Mail, an incident occurred in a JCPenney store located in Tukwila, Washington – a city south of Seattle.
Video footage captured a man without clothing being confronted by another individual wearing a brown jacket, light-colored pants and tan-colored hat.
Subsequently, another person wearing a striped shirt followed both parties further into the store as the naked man moved backward seemingly attempting to flee.
VIGILANTE JUSTICE: Naked man allegedly tried to touch kids in Southcenter Mall. Bystanders moved in and obliterated him.
Tukwila PD confirms incident happened Sunday October 1. Calling it someone in mental crisis. Detained and taken to hospital. #Tukwilapic.twitter.com/Af2uSSMWLX
— Jonathan Choe Journalist (Seattle) (@choeshow) October 9, 2023
“We’re on the men’s floor in the kid’s… well in the kid’s department,” a person behind the camera says, adding, “He’s like, holding a kid.”
Moments later, the unclothed man attempted to flee as the other men pursued him. He then snatched a pair of pants in an effort to conceal himself.
A man wearing a black shirt confronted him and they began to struggle with one another. “Come on y’all, let’s get him!” the man in the black shirt shouted.
At one point two individuals seemed to be restraining the naked man while the individual wearing a black shirt struck him repeatedly.
Voices were heard from off-screen encouraging them to desist as the video concluded.
Subsequent to its publication, people made numerous comments regarding this incident when it was featured on The Post’s website.
Social media users had a lot to say when commenting on the Post‘s story about the incident.
“Remember when a trip to JCPenney’s involved your mom checking in at the catalog counter, maybe trying on some clothes, checking in on the latest electronics before heading to the food court in the mall for some Orange Julius? WTF happened?” one person stated.
“He was shopping for pants,” another user replied.
Journalist Jonathan Choe reported the incident happened at Southcenter Mall.
“Tukwila PD confirms incident happened Sunday October 1. Calling it someone in mental crisis. Detained and taken to hospital,” he said.