Video of man chased from Target goes viral

Posted at 9:34 AM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 08:49:53-04

(WJXT, CNN NEWSOURCE)  Video of a dramatic chase out of a Target in Yulee, Fla., has been viewed more than 1.5 million times on Facebook and more than 24,000 people have shared it.

Candice Spivey recorded the video of a man suspected of going up to women in public and asking them inappropriate questions.

"He said, 'Get away from me, or stop, leave me alone,' or something. And that's when I just wanted to say NO you need to leave everyone else alone!" said Spivey.

Spivey is no stranger to Jeffrey Polizzi.

She says they've met before two years ago at a Publix. She says that time he had two young boys with him.

"At first he is very believable. At first he comes up and seems like he genuinely need your help in regards of answering questions about a dress he bought for his wife," Spivey said.

But she says the conversation quickly gets awkward when he starts asking indecent questions about undergarments.  She says he also asked her about her body, which is why, when he approached her at Target, she knew who he was before he even opened his mouth.

"He realized he had messed up and that's when he turned around and took off running. I chased him because I wanted to get information on who he was. I wanted the public to be aware of him,” Spivey said.

But from the looks of it, many women on Facebook say they have seen this man before. Even the Nassau County Sheriff's Office said, "OMG, so many! Y'all please contact detective Kelley, we want to keep a record. We appreciate it if you do"

As of Monday 50 women have reached out to investigators about Polizzi.

Authorities say Polizzi took off in his car after the incident.

He was later arrested and charged with driving recklessly.