BRENTWOOD, MO (KPLR) - Brentwood police say a man used his cell phone to record video up a woman’s dress, while she was shopping at Whole Foods.
The victim and her boyfriend were shopping at the Brentwood grocery store, when he stepped into a different aisle. When he returned, he spotted something disturbing: a stranger subtly holding a cell phone up his girlfriend’s dress.
“It appeared that he was videotaping. So he confronted the man, and it’s my understanding, the man fled,” says Brentwood Assistant Police Chief Jim McIntyre.
After leaving Whole Foods, the victim and her boyfriend went to nearby Brentwood Promenade to continue shopping. As they were walking into a store, they happened to see the same suspect from Whole Foods walking out. The victim’s boyfriend confronted him again. After this second encounter, McIntyre says the suspect left the cell phone behind. The victim turned it into police. Through the phone and a license plate number, police identified the suspect as 22 year-old Jake Yancey, and took him into custody.
Aside from this incident, McIntyre says there’s no evidence that Yancey was secretly filming women regularly, or that he shared the video of this victim online.
Yancey is charged with Invasion of Privacy in the Second Degree.