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Store camera catches 72-year-old groping employee

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EAST RIDGE, TN. (Times Free Press) -- An East Ridge man has been arrested and charged with sexual battery at a Bi-Lo supermarket.

Thomas Patton, 72, is accused of inappropriately grabbing an employee at the Bi-Lo supermarket on 6723 Ringgold Road on Aug. 6, according to a police affidavit.

The employee stated that Patton came around the counter, grabbed her left butt cheek and asked "how much it would take for her to stay with him while his wife was out of town," according to the affidavit. The incident was caught on the store's camera.

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