Police are investigating a voyeurism incident which happened at a McDonalds in Garston.
A woman and her child were in the ladies’ toilet when a man was reported to have entered and looked at them by sticking his head underneath the toilet cubicle.
The incident happened on September 1 around 3.30pm at McDonalds, St Albans Road, Watford.
Mum Misty Price took to social media and warned parents with children to be aware of public toilets.
She wrote: “As I was kneeling down helping my daughter to undo her dungarees and underwear to sit on the toilet seat, upon doing so I noticed a man sticking his head under the toilet cubicle watching my six year old daughter as I undress her.
“I instantly pulled my daughter from the toilet and pulled her dungarees back up. Rushing to the door and calling for help from a member of staff.”
Speaking to GarstonNews, she said: “As soon as I saw his face, I felt sick and shocked, I couldn’t believe this was happening. My mother instincts kicked in, my only thought was for us to get out of the cubicles for our safety and call for help. I was so scared that he was going to trap us in.
“We all need to be aware as the man has not yet been caught and this makes me feel sick to think that he can be out there still doing this. My daughter now is petrified of going into a public toilet as she has lost her trust in feeling safe.”
Misty confronted the man and asked him why he was in the women’s toilets looking at her daughter.
The man apologised and tried to leave McDonalds, he then fled on St Albans Road towards the town centre.
He is described being in his mid-30s, shaved head and wearing a black bomber jacket with red lining around the collar and zip.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police by calling 101 quoting ISR 507 of September 1.
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