LINCOLNTON, LINCOLN COUNTY -

A North Carolina man who sucked an unwilling woman's toes inside a Walmart has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.

Michael Anthony Brown apologized for his actions during his court appearance Thursday. He was convicted of assault, but a judge agreed to subtract the three weeks Brown has spent behind bars from the sentence.

Police said the 31-year-old Brown told the victim he was a podiatry student and asked her to try on shoes for him in the shoe department of the Wal-Mart in Lincolnton last month.

Investigators said Brown eventually stuck the woman's foot in his mouth and sucked on her toes, then offered to pay for her groceries after she appeared outraged.

Brown was apprehended at his home in Concord and turned over to Lincolnton police.

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Police have arrested a man accused of sucking a woman's toes at a North Carolina Walmart after convincing her he was a podiatry student.

ABC affiliate WSOC reports the Lincolnton Police Department arrested 31-year-old Michael A. Brown Thursday night and charged him with assault on a female.

According to the alleged victim, Brown told her he was a podiatry student, and convinced her to try on several pairs of shoes at a Lincolnton Walmart.

The victim told police Brown then took her foot, put it in his mouth, and sucked on her toes.

Police said Brown also apparently tried the same thing at another Walmart 15 miles away, where he told a woman he was conducting a survey on the feet of different races and nationalities.

The second woman also agreed to take off her shoes, but left when the suspect asked her to remove her socks, investigators said.

Both incidents happened on Monday, said police.

According to WSOC, Brown is a registered sex offender. He was convicted of attempted sexual assault in Cabarrus County in 2001.

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Police say a man in North Carolina sucked a woman's toes at a Wal-Mart after he convinced her he was a podiatry student and persuaded her to take off her shoes.

Detective Dennis Harris said the woman agreed to try on several pairs of shoes at the discount store in Lincolnton, and that at some point during the process, the man stuck her foot in his mouth. Harris said the man apparently tried the same thing at another Wal-Mart 15 miles away, where he told a woman he was conducting a survey on the feet of different races and nationalities.

The second woman also agreed to take off her shoes, but left when the suspect asked her to remove her socks.

Both confrontations happened Monday. Police are looking for the man.