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DECEMBER 16--A Florida Man is behind bars on a pair of criminal charges after allegedly committing a lewd act in the toy section of a Walmart, police report.

According to investigators, Elias Flor, 19, was spotted “masturbating on the back” of a woman who was looking at merchandise along with her 12-year-old son.

Flor, cops say, entered the Walmart in Winter Haven around 6:30 PM Friday evening and strolled around the store before going into the restroom. Upon exiting the bathroom, Flor headed for the toy section, where the victim was shopping with the boy.

After pacing the aisle, Flor “unzipped his pants, pulled out his penis and approached the victim” from behind, according to a police affidavit. Getting to within an “arm’s reach” of the woman--who was “facing away from him shopping”--Flor masturbated until he ejaculated “on the pants of the victim (onto her buttocks).”

The child, who was standing next to a shopping cart, witnessed Flor’s vile act and “attempted to alarm his mother,” cops reported.

Noticing that her son “was obviously distressed,” the victim asked what was the matter, according to police. The boy then recounted what the man had done, prompting the victim to contact Walmart management.

By the time Winter Haven cops arrived, the suspect had left the store. The incident, police say, “was captured on video at a distance” by store surveillance cameras.

In an attempt to identify the suspect, police Saturday circulated still images of the man entering Walmart and walking through its aisles.

Flor turned himself in to police around 8 PM Saturday and reportedly admitted to “masturbating while inside the store,” which is about five miles from Flor’s residence in Wahneta. He also copped to ejaculating onto the victim and enagaging in a lewd act in the presence of a child under the age of 16, cops say.

Flor was arrested on a pair criminal charges--one felony, one misdemeanor--and booked into the Polk County jail, where he is being held in lieu of $25,500 bond. (2 pages)