A man is arrested in Owasso after being accused of sexually harassing a female employee at a Walmart. Officers were called to the Walmart near East 96th Street North
and Highway 169 around
The victim told officers Joshua Traub was standing in her way as she worked. When she went around Traub, he followed her and asked when she got off work. Traub continued to ask her questions and the victim eventually told him she was engaged. The arrest report states the victim said Traub seemed annoyed with her after that and said “good for you.” The woman said he then “smacked her on the behind.”
The woman told police a little bit later she saw Traub opening the door to the women’s restroom. She informed a manager who later gave police surveillance tape of Traub looking around the women’s restroom.
Officers say Traub then ran to a car in the parking lot telling them someone was chasing after him and he needed to get away. A person in the car told officers when they found out it was an employee chasing Traub they stopped the car and asked him to get out. Officers were able to get in contact with Traub and arrested him at a Hampton Inn. During booking, Traub was not cooperating with officers and they say he gave several incorrect and misleading answers to questions.
Traub was booked into the Tulsa County Jail on charges of sexual battery, peeping tom and obstruction. He is being held on a $3,000 bond.