Daniel Cruz De Leon is accused of filming up the dress of two women at a Cobb County Walmart. Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Man accused of ‘upskirting’ 2 women at Cobb Walmart

Marietta police have charged a man with using his cellphone to take upskirt photos of two women while they were shopping at Walmart.

Daniel Cruz De Leon is charged with one count of knowingly using a device to observe or record underneath an individual’s clothing, which is a felony. 

According to an arrest warrant, Cruz De Leon was at Walmart at 1875 Cobb Parkway South in Marietta July 3 when he allegedly used his phone to record under two women’s dresses. 

Video surveillance viewed by a Marietta officer allegedly showed Cruz De Leon, 29, using his phone to film under the dress of one woman while she was perusing the aisles in the toy section around 4:26 p.m. 

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A witness providing security at the store also told police that he saw Cruz De Leon record up the dress of another woman. Cruz De Leon, of Marietta, was arrested and booked into the Cobb County Jail and remains held with a $10,120 bond. 

This is the second known incident within the last three months of a person accused of filming up a woman’s dress or skirt at this Walmart. In April, a Sandy Springs man allegedly used a shopping basket to upskirt a woman while she shopped at the big box retailer. 

The Georgia General Assembly in 2017 passed a bill making ‘upskirting’ illegal, which former Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law. Before that, there was no specific law against this lewd behavior, which is defined as covertly videotaping a person’s private parts in a public place. 

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