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DALLAS – Police have arrested a man for pinching a Dallas police officer – in full uniform – inside a local store.

Sgt. Marcia Trejo said she thought Saturday would be just another routine day on the job. She spent all morning patrolling her division in southeast Dallas. Then she stopped by a clothing store to buy Christmas gifts for children in need.

But while she stood in line to pay for her items something unexpected happened.

“To my surprise, I felt a pinch on my backside. I was shocked,” she said.

Trejo’s demeanor quickly changed.

“I looked at the cashier and she said, ‘I didn’t.’ The lady standing next to me said, ‘I didn’t.’ The man standing next to him said, ‘I didn’t, and the man standing next to him said, ‘I sure didn’t.’ By that time I noticed this gentleman, he was laughing,” Trejo said.

Police said the man was 31-year-old Delmontco Glossen.

“I walked up to him and I said, ‘Sir, did you pinch me?’ And he just…ha ha ha, and kind of laughed. And I said, ‘You pinched me didn’t you? I need to see you outside,’” Trejo said. “He said, ‘I am sorry. I shouldn’t have done that. I just kept looking, I kept watching, and then I just decided I am going to do it.’”

Trejo took Glossen outside and called for backup.

Fellow officers discovered he had outstanding warrants for minor offenses. He was arrested for those warrants and for misdemeanor assault.

Trejo said she wants to teach Glossen a lesson and hopes other women will learn from her experience.

“This will not be tolerated. It should not be tolerated. It should be reported. If you are touched, you know, it’s not tolerated. It is an assault,” she said.

Glossen also had previous arrests for robbery, drugs and theft of a corpse. He is now out of jail on bond.