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Police: Walmart exposer suspect also linked to Best Buy case

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HILLSBORO, OR (KPTV) -

The man police said exposed himself to a family at a local Walmart is out of jail tonight, and the mother who said she spotted him is worried it could happen again.

"Will he stop this behavior or will it reinforce him to do it again."

Turns out, she may not have been the first person it happened to.

A Hillsboro family said the same thing happened to their daughter at a different store months ago. 

This all allegedly happened at the Best Buy in Tanasborne. Hillsboro Police confirmed that Michael Cunningham is in fact a suspect in that case as well, but say there wasn't enough evidence at the time to charge him.

That decision was extremely upsetting to the victim and her family.

"I'm furious, something should be done."

Amanda asked FOX 12 to conceal her identity for the sake of her daughter, but talked about what happened that day at Best Buy back in March when she says Michael Cunningham walked up to her then 7-year-old and exposed himself, while she and her husband were a matter of feet away.

"We had her point the guy out to us and my husband and I confronted him in the store. We reported it to store and they called cops."

Amanda said her husband chased after Cunningham as he ran out of the store demanding to know his name.

"My husband said that's not good enough I want to see you ID. So he showed him his ID, he held out his ID and my husband grabbed it, went into Target and wrote down all of his information."

Once police got to the store, Amanda said it looked like they took Cunningham into custody and she thought he'd be behind bars. Amanda was stunned to see Cunningham's mugshot all over the news on Monday, accused of exposing himself yet again, this time to a woman and her four kids in a Tigard Walmart.

"Obviously he's a repeat offender targeting children, and nothing's being done and it's ridiculous. He's out on the streets right now, so nothing's done."

Amanda said she doesn't know how to feel now, knowing Cunningham was never arrested for what happened to her daughter.

"What I told my daughter is she did the right thing by telling us and that that could prevent this from happening to another child, but at this point I can't back that up. I can't say that to her again because I feel like the cops let us down. They did not follow through on their end."

Hillsboro Police said they're preparing to submit this case to the D.A. to see if there is enough to charge Cunningham for what happened at Best Buy.

At this point, Cunningham is a suspect and no arrests have been made.

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