WINNIPEG – Police are investigating after a woman says she was watched and recorded while changing in a St. Vital store dressing room.
A 42-year-old woman, who was trying on clothes at the St. Vital Old Navy, noticed a cellular device being held above her and recording her while she was undressing, said police, who were called to the area at about 11 a.m. Tuesday.
“I’m upset and embarrassed,” the woman wrote on her Facebook wall. “I was wearing nothing but my undergarments when I noticed. I threw on a dress and ran out, yelling for anyone to come …
“I have a 20-year-old daughter. This should not have happened to me, but I can’t imagine what might have happened if it happened to her. It’s wrong, illegal, upsetting, and a violation of privacy. It was taken VERY seriously by the management and staff where it took place.”
“This is a very unique circumstance,” said Const. Jason Michalyshen. “The female victim was clearly upset.”
Winnipeg police are looking at surveillance video and talking to Old Navy staff, who chased the man after the woman yelled for help, but he escaped.
The incident has shoppers Global News spoke with on edge.
“Now I don’t even want to go in there. That’s pretty bad.”
Police have not made any arrests. If the suspect is caught, he could face a charge of voyeurism, Michalyshen said.