Macy's employee attacked in State Street store

An ABC7 Eyewitness News Exclusive
CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Macy's employee said she was sexually abused inside the famous State Street store over her lunch break, and spoke exclusively about ABC7 Eyewitness News about it.

Police say they're investigating the alleged incident, which the victim said happened Friday afternoon in the basement food court of Macy's. She is speaking out as a warning to others.

"It was like an out of body experience. It was a terrible nightmare, just something that I wouldn't wish for anyone to experience. Ever," said the employee, who did not want to be identified.

She said the attack happened on her lunch break while she was in the basement food court. She was checking her email on her phone when a man approached her.

"I'm wearing a skirt and his hand... his hand went in the middle part of my thigh and all the way up as far as his hand could go up my skirt, and then he just casually walked past as if he had done thing," she said.

The man was wearing a hoodie. He then walked to an escalator and casually left Macy's.

If it could happen at one of the most well-known places in Chicago, she said: "It can happen anywhere. I just want everyone to please be aware of your surroundings."

In a statement, a Macy's spokesperson said the retailer is cooperating with Chicago Police and said the safety of employees and customers is a top priority
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