Milton police are looking to identify a man they say used a Walmart shopping basket to film up a woman’s dress.
The woman was shopping with her daughter at the Windward Parkway location when a man slid a basket, with his cellphone inside, underneath her dress, surveillance footage shows.
Store employees called police after witnessing the “upskirting” incident, but the man was gone by the time officers arrived, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Upskirting was outlawed by the Georgia General Assembly in 2017.
Police said the man slid his basket under the woman’s clothing several times.
“He actually kind of scopes out what he’s looking for, sets himself up and then spends an inordinate amount of time trying to capture this video footage,” Milton police Capt. Charles Barstow said.
The woman told authorities she did not wish to press charges, but police decided to pursue the case anyway after seeing the footage, Channel 2 reported.
“It’s illegal, first of all. But second of all, it’s an invasion of privacy when people are out in public just minding their own business and shopping,” Barstow said. “People should feel free and safe to go out and handle their business.”
In April, a former Milton Chick-fil-A employee was fired and arrested after he was caught allegedly using his cellphone to record underneath a customer’s skirt.
Anyone who recognizes the man from the Walmart is asked to contact Milton police.
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