News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 10/07/2009
Subject :

Police Search for Creepy Cell-Phone Camera Voyeur
Contact : Dan Ryan, Agent, Police Department    408-406-1330
Suspect Photo
Palo Alto, CA -- Palo Alto police responded to the Fry's Portage Avenue store  yesterday on the day-old report of a man who was surreptitiously filming up the skirts of women customers.

Store security officials originally thought that the man might be trying to conceal stolen merchandise inside his personal shoulder bag. When they looked closer, they realized that he was apparently using a concealed cell-phone camera to record images of the women, with a view looking up the skirts of the victims. 

They have provided a photograph of the suspect, who bicycled away from the scene, late Monday afternoon. The two female customers were apparently unaware that their privacy had been invaded.

Police are hoping to identify the male subject, whose photograph is attached. He3 is described as a Caucasian or Hispanic male, approximately 30 years old, wearing a grey "Ecko" tee shirt and a grey Los Angeles Dodgers ballcap.

Anyone with information about this subject is asked to call our anonymous tip line at 650-329-2190.