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Hulen Mall Incident Involving Sex Offender Dressed as a Woman

Douglas Egan

On December 24, 2022, at approximately 4:36 pm, Fort Worth officers responded to a Person with a Weapon call that went out at 4800 S. Hulen St, Hulen Mall.

Officers arrived at the location and detained the suspect in the general area.

A female victim was inside a public bathroom inside the mall when she observed what appeared to be a cellphone facing her from underneath a stall wall.  She stepped out of the stall and confronted the suspect who was described as a male that was dressed to look like a female.  The suspect left the bathroom and was attempting to leave the mall as the female victim continued pursuing the suspect.

A male witness who observed a confrontation between the suspect and female victim attempted to intervene and prevent the suspect from leaving.  The suspect reached into his backpack that he was holding and brandished what appeared to be a handgun and pointed it at the male witness.

The suspect then left the mall, but was being observed by several witnesses.  These witnesses saw the suspect changing his clothes and also observed what appeared to be a handgun in the back waistband of the suspect’s pants.

The witnesses kept the suspect on view until Officers arrived and were able to detain and eventually arrest the suspect for the following charges: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Improper Photo/Video in bath/dress room.

The gun in question was a “pepper ball” gun.

The arrested person is Douglas Egan, white male, age 45.

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