Now that men have access to women’s bathrooms and fitting rooms at every Target store in America, many are using that opportunity to secretly film women and teenage girls.
For example, a 16-year-old girl told station WDAY-TV in Fargo, N.D., that when she went into a dressing room, a man put his phone under the door with the camera facing toward her.
“When she walked out, the man entered a different dressing room,” the station reported. Target declined to comment, but police are seeking a white male, age 30 to 50, possible around 6 feet tall, with a muscular build and glasses.
A similar incident took place in Revere, Mass., where a 17-year-old girl was the victim.
“He was caught in a unisex changing room at Target peeking into the next stall where a woman was changing,” said a WFXT-TV report on the incident. “Other shoppers who take their kids here often are disgusted, saying it’s unsettling to know this guy is still out there.”
They don’t all get away.
Last month, police in Frisco, Texas, issued an arrest warrant for Charles Sidney McKissack III, who allegedly used his cell phone to catch video an underage girl.
“Investigators say the suspect put his cell phone over the wall of a female changing room and shot video of the girl,” according to a report by KDFW-TV in Dallas. McKissisk ran off, but store video helped police identify him.
Walker Wildmon of the American Family Association, which launched a boycott of Target over its open-access restroom policy, says company officials can’t claim they were not warned that the policy would cause such incidents.
“With Target boasting this policy, that’s where sexual predators are going to go,” he said.