Police Investigate 'Upskirting' Incidents in Chester County

Police are investigating several incidents in which women claimed a man took pictures or video while pointing a cell phone up their skirts.

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    Police say three "upskirting" incidents have been reported in Chester County. NBC10's Deanna Durante reports.

    Police are investigating several incidents in which women claimed a man took pictures or video while pointing a cell phone up their skirts.

    The first incident happened on July 2 inside the Exton Square Mall. A woman was inside the dressing room of the Habitat clothing store when she noticed a man holding a phone under her dressing room door, taking pictures or video of her. The incident was captured on surveillance video. Investigators say the woman angrily confronted the man who first denied he did anything then ran off.

    Suspect in July 2 Incident

    Another woman told police a man “upskirted” her while she was shopping in the lingerie department of Marshalls on Route 30 on July 27. The woman claims she felt something tap her leg, looked down and saw the man on the floor pointing his phone up her skirt. He then ran off before she could confront him. The man was captured on surveillance video and looks similar to the suspect in the July 2 incident.

    Suspect in July 27 Incident

    Finally, a third woman told police she was at the Bed Bath and Beyond in Exton on Saturday when she felt something on her leg. When she looked down, she saw a man pointing a phone up her skirt.

    “I never in a million years thought this would happen to me,” said the woman who did not want to be identified. “My only thought was to yell and I pointed with my arm down behind me at the man. I just screamed.”

    The man quickly ran off, according to investigators. Police say the suspect was spotted on surveillance video walking into the store but looks different from the suspect or suspects in the two previous incidents.

    Suspect in August 26 Incident

    “We can’t be sure if they’re all the same man,” said Detective Scott Piezak of the West Whiteland Police Department. “It could be three other people or it could be two.” 

    If you have information on any of these incidents please call West Whiteland Police.


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