Stranger approaches Mesa toddler in shopping cart at Walmart

Posted at 9:43 PM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 07:06:49-04

Police in Mesa are investigating an incident where a man made contact with a child at a Walmart store. 

According to police, the incident happened shortly before 9 p.m. at a store near State Route 87 and Baseline Road.

Police said a 3-year-old child was sitting in a shopping cart while the child's family members unloaded groceries nearby. 

A man dressed as a woman made verbal contact with the toddler, police said. There was no physical contact. 

The family approached the man as he left. Police aren't sure what the man told the toddler, but they are investigating it. 

They are calling this incident suspicious.