FRISCO, Texas — Police in Texas are searching for a young man who recorded a girl as she was changing her clothes in a Target dressing room.
According to reports, the incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday night at the Frisco location. The girl told her parents that a man was peeking over the wall with a cell phone as she was getting changed in the dressing room.
Her parents told store employees, but the man had already left the building. However, surveillance cameras were able to capture him on camera.
The suspect appears to be in his late teens or early 20’s and has dark hair and a slim build. He was wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans and a baseball cap. Police are now seeking the public’s help to identify the individual.
“With the phones where you can do anything you want,” parent Melanie Arbet told Fox 4 News, “it’s kind of scary.”
As previously reported, just last week, a Florida woman chased a convicted voyeur as he fled his local Target store when she recognized him from a previous encounter at the grocery store.
Candace Spivey of Yulee told reporters that she was shopping in the bikini section when she was approached by Jeffrey Polizzi, who asked, “Shouldn’t we make sure it’s not too, like, sheer or clear?” He was later charged with reckless driving after frantically fleeing the scene.
On April 23, a man from Missouri was arrested at the Brentwood Target after he allegedly recorded a woman trying on a swimsuit. Matthew Foerstel now faces a charge of invasion of privacy, a felony, over the incident. He had spent a year in jail in 2013 after filming an 11-year girl as she was partially nude in the dressing room of another department store.
Gerry Wagoner, writing for Fulcrum7, says that Target’s new restroom and dressing room policy poses a problem in that it increases the chances that such incidents will occur, leaving women and young girls feeling violated.
“The left will insist this has nothing to do with letting transgender people use the rest room of their choice, but here’s why they’re wrong: Some guy decides to wander into the ladies’ dressing area. An employee sees him. Does the employee stop him? How does the employee decide? Maybe the guy doesn’t look transgender, but is that the test? Who has defined it? And if anyone does define it, who’s to say activists won’t change the definition next week?” he said.
Over a million Americans have signed a pledge not to shop at Target until it changes its policy to ensure the safety and privacy of women and children. Some who have objected to the store policy state that they are not as concerned about “transgendered” persons as they are about pedophiles and voyeurs who will see an opportunity to act upon their illicit desires.