Cops: Man with cellphone spied on Roswell shopper

The woman told Roswell police that Scott Alexander Purdie brushed the basket against her leg last week.

She then watched him pull his cellphone from the basket to look at video he'd allegedly just taken, according to Channel 2 Action News, which first reported the incident.

A witness saw the suspect leaving the store and got a license tag number, and police were called.

Purdie, 40, was arrested Thursday and later released on $5,000 bond, according to the Fulton County jail website. He was charged with unlawful surveillance. A cellphone, laptop and other items were confiscated from his car.

"The lady got suspicious when she felt something by her leg and turned around saw the guy pick up his basket and walk off," Roswell police Officer Lisa Holland said.

The shopping basket was placed on the floor so the cellphone inside could capture images of the woman, police told Channel 2.

Last month, Marietta authorities arrested Joshua Benathean Mcdonald, 26, of Fulton County after Target surveillance cameras recorded him allegedly using his cellphone to take pictures under a shopper's skirt. McDonald turned himself in to face a felony eavesdropping charge after his father identified him from store surveillance video.

Police said McDonald placed a shopping basket on the floor to lean down with his cellphone to take pictures of the unsuspecting shopper. Surveillance video also captured him leaving the store.

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