Man arrested on suspicion of groping girls in hospital elevator

(KGTV) - The man suspected of trying to hug and kiss girls at Kaiser Zion Hospital in Grantville was captured, San Diego Crimestoppers reported Monday.

No details were provided about the man’s identity or where he was captured.

The incident happened at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, August 25, in the hospital elevator at 4647 Zion Ave., police said.

Two 13-year-old girls were in the elevator when the man walked in. The man kissed the hair of one girl and told both victims he wanted to have sex with them, according to police. 

Investigators with the San Diego Police Department Child Abuse Unit said the man left the elevator on the main floor and walked to the parking lot.

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The girls reported the incident to family members, who called the police. Kaiser Permanente said security officers searched the facility for the man.

The hospital said the girls were not patients. 

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