Police have charged a man they said sucked a stranger’s toes after luring the person to try on shoes inside the Lincolnton Wal-Mart on Monday.
Michael A. Brown, a registered sex offender from Concord, was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female by the Lincolnton Police Department on Thursday.
The incident took place around 11:15 a.m. on Monday, police said.
Brown told the female victim he was a podiatry student and persuaded her to try on more than one pair of shoes inside the store, according to the Lincolnton Police Department.
The victim told officers Brown put her foot in his mouth at one point and sucked on her toes.
Detective Dennis Harris said the man apparently tried the same thing at another Wal-Mart 15 miles away, where he told a woman he was conducting a survey on the feet of different races and nationalities.
The second woman also agreed to take off her shoes, but left when the suspect asked her to remove her socks.
Brown was convicted of breaking into a Concord woman’s home to suck her toes in 2001, according to area media reports.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.