Convicted Voyeur Flees Target Store as Shouting Woman Chases Him With Camera: Video

Target Chase-compressedYULEE, Fla. — A man who was convicted in 2009 of recording women changing in a surf shop dressing room, and who has been accused of asking women inappropriate questions as they shop, fled a Florida Target store last week after one of the shoppers who had an encounter with him before recognized his face.

Candace Spivey of Yulee, Florida says that she was shopping in the bikini section of her local Target last Tuesday when she was approached by Jeffrey Polizzi, who asked, “Shouldn’t we make sure it’s not too, like, sheer or clear?”

Spivey had recognized Polizzi from an incident two years ago at her local Publix where he struck up a conversation with her about clothing, but then began talking about women’s undergarments and shaving their private areas.

“At first he is very believable,” she told local television station WJXT-TV. “At first he comes up and seems like he genuinely needs your help in regards of answering questions about a dress he bought for his wife.”

“I didn’t know it was going to be questions about your underwear and your private areas,” Spivey also told reporters.

So this time, when he approached her in Target, she turned on the camera on her phone to capture his identity.

“Do you remember running into me in the grocery store?” Spivey asked.

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At the moment of being recognized, Polizzi immediately turned away, dropped his shopping basket on the floor and then ran through the store and out the door. Spivey chased the man through Target, yelling for others to apprehend him and to call the police. She followed him outside as she continued screaming and unleashing profanities.

The police eventually caught Polizzi, who was charged with reckless driving after frantically fleeing the scene.

Spivey posted the video to her Facebook page, where it has received over a million views in just a week.

“I wanted to get his face. I wanted to get a profile of him, of who he was, because he has been doing this for so long,” she said. “I was worried about him approaching minors and young girls who he could easily manipulate.”

Police are now asking for other women to come forward if they have been inappropriately accosted by Polizzi. According to reports, an estimated 50 women are now speaking out.

“This is the same guy who came up to me at CVS,” one woman wrote under Spivey’s post.

Another woman who allegedly met Polizzi in the grocery store told WJXT News that he also started off like he was speaking about his wife and then turned the conversation into asking the woman about her unmentionables.

“I began to realize [something wasn’t right] when he began to talk about her undergarments and comparing them to my undergarments, like what I would wear in a certain situation, and then talked about her not wearing any undergarments at all,” she said.

Polizzi plead no contest in 2009 to charges of voyeurism after he recorded women trying on bathing suits in the dressing room of a local surf shop.


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