A Marietta man has been arrested and charged following an investigating that involved the suspect trying to purchase a female child for $200.

Cobb County authorities say the incident took place May 7 at a Kroger located in the 2100 block of Roswell Road.

According to investigators, the grandmother of a 7-year-old female became alarmed when an unknown male began following them around the grocery store and making inappropriate comments about the child.

At one point, the grandmother says the man asked to purchase the child for $200. She also states she has seen the male at a Wal-Mart and during that incident, the male requested to "have" her granddaughter for $100.

The suspect. Einodd Samimi, was chased through the store and to his vehicle by several shoppers after the exchange at the Kroger. He was arrested later that day at his residence.

Samimi was charged with enticing a child and criminal solicitation.

CBS46 reached out to Kroger regarding the incident. They issued the following statement:We are taking this matter very seriously, as providing a safe place for customers to shop is our first and foremost priority at Kroger. We appreciate the customer’s and associate’s quick action in reporting the incident as we do not tolerate this type of behavior in our stores or on our property. We are continuing to assist the Marietta Police Department in its investigation.”Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Cobb County Crimes Against Children unit at 770-801-3470.

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