Man accused of lewd acts in Springhill Publix in jail
Randy Keith Reed
An Orlando man is accused of committing lewd acts on a child and customers at the Publix in Gainesville’s Springhill neighborhood.
Randy Keith Reed, 37, was arrested Friday after wandering through the grocery store at 39th avenue and I-75 and allegedly groping a six-year-old girl and the woman she was with, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Art Forgey said.
Reed then went to the checkout line, where he made sexual motions to customers, Forgey said.
When deputies arrived, they saw that Reed seemed intoxicated and mentally unstable, Forgey said. They detained him and arrested him after a mental evaluation.
Reed was held at the Alachua County Jail as of Saturday evening on a $270,000 bond. He’s charged with battery, lewd behavior and public intoxication.
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