Several shoppers got more than bargains at the Westfarms mall. They were assaulted by Eric Jefferson, 32, of Hartford, police said.
On Friday, at least five women reported Jefferson to mall security, accusing him of straddling them and grinding his pelvis against them, Farmington police told the Bristol Press.
Then, police said, he punched an officer while resisting arrest and was taken into custody, police said.
Jefferson was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, interfering with an officer, assault on a police officer and second-degree breach of peace.
He was released to Hartford police after posting $150,000 bond. Hartford police said Jefferson was wanted in connection with a Dec. 20 street robbery.