The FBI is investigating a woman who allegedly told her husband that she saw an alleged man in a Walmart parking lot with a gun and that he “liked” her on Facebook.
The FBI’s Oakland office said Monday it is looking into the incident, which allegedly happened Tuesday in Oakland, California.
The FBI confirmed the woman was an FBI agent and that it is working with the Oakland Police Department.
The woman, who the FBI described as a “domestic violence victim,” told her partner that she had seen a man wearing a hoodie and pants in a parking lot in Oakland about 7:45 p.m.
The suspect, a white male, allegedly pulled up in a dark blue vehicle with a black hoodie, a dark gray vest, black pants and a white shirt.
The suspect, who was carrying a pistol, fled the scene in the SUV.
The man’s alleged wife, identified as 51-year-old Jodie LaTourette, told the FBI she saw the suspect walking down a street in the Oakland area and that the suspect was “liking” her Facebook page.
LaTounre said the suspect appeared “tense,” but said she was unaware of what was going on.
LaVourette said she drove to the Walmart parking lots to look for the suspect.
LaTsourette told the agents she saw him in the back seat of the SUV and said she saw a pistol in the car.
“She stated she saw (the suspect) walking in a manner that was very, very threatening,” the FBI said in a news release.
“At some point during the investigation, the female employee spoke with another employee who was a Walmart security employee and who stated that the employee also saw the male suspect on the vehicle and that she then reported the incident to her supervisor.
The supervisor spoke with the male employee and the female employees supervisor.
The female employee reported the case to the FBI’s San Francisco field office, the agency said.
The case was referred to the Oakland police department for further investigation, and LaToulas husband, who is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent, was interviewed by agents on Tuesday.
Police are looking for the alleged suspect.