Police Search For 'Upskirt' Photographers Caught On Tape - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Police Search For 'Upskirt' Photographers Caught On Tape

Posted: Updated:
EXTON, PA. -

Police have video of one of their suspects who was caught in the act as he tried to videotape a woman while she changed clothes in a dressing room at the Habitat store in the Exton Square Mall back in July.  

The suspect is seen using a cell phone in his left hand to try and take pictures of the shopper in a private moment.

"At some point, she notices somebody sticking an arm underneath the fitting room door, Det Scott Pezick told Fox 29.

"She's shocked and angry."

"You never know anymore, could be the guy next door," one shopper told us.

Police say this illegal "upskirt" photography has happened three times in the past six weeks here.

The latest incident was reported just last Sunday at a Bed, Bath and Beyond. Detectives say a guy bent down and aimed his cell phone camera up the skirt of an unsuspecting customer as she waited in the check out line.

"It's scary not to be able to shop without fear of something like that happening," said shopper Michelle Copple of Bear, Delaware.

"Put him away forever," said shopper Deb Baker of Coatesville.

This is yet another surveillance shot of a guy as he walked into this Marshalls off Route 30. He may be the same guy from the incident at the Habitat store. Again a women shopper is victimized.

"She's wearing a skirt. Feels something bump the back of her leg then looks down and sees a black male squatting down with either a cell phone or a recording device underneath her skirt between her legs," Pezick explained.  

"Unnerving," another shopper told Fox 29.

Police are warning women to watch their surroundings and anyone who might be following them in stores. All this has women shoppers from across the region worried and on edge.

"Not just for myself, but for my daughters probably more than myself," said local shopper Judy Pedrick.

"I just feel like you need to exercise good general sense about your surroundings," Baker said.

Taking pictures like this without a person's consent is only a second degree misdemeanor. But police tell us when these guys get caught they can be charged separately for every single image their cameras captured. That could add up to a lot of time in jail.

Anyone with information on these guys should call detectives at West Whiteland Police at 610-363-0200.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • No Leads On The Cause Of Sea Isle's 7 Alarm Fire

    No Leads On The Cause Of Sea Isle's 7 Alarm Fire

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:10:30 GMT
    A seven-alarm fire is captured on smart phone video as it burns several homes, including beachfront properties, in Sea Isle City.
    A seven-alarm fire is captured on smart phone video as it burns several homes, including beachfront properties, in Sea Isle City.
  • Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

    Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

    Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:51:01 GMT
    NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) - A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.
    NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) - A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices