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Alpine Goodwill shopper spies dressing room creeper

Posted at 5:04 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 21:29:02-05

ALPINE, Calif. (KGTV) — A shopping trip at a Goodwill store turned scary after the appearance of a phone somewhere it shouldn't be.

The incident unfolded in late January on a Saturday afternoon at the store on Alpine Blvd.

Amy says she was trying on some clothes in the dressing room. She tells us she looked down and saw a phone camera staring up at her. In a written statement, she says, "By the time I noticed, he quickly removed his phone ... As I opened the door, he walked away."

By the time she put on her clothes and reported it to employees, he was gone. Detectives released a surveillance image of a man, identifying him as a person of interest.

According to Amy, San Diego Sheriff deputies reviewed surveillance video and determined a man appeared to sneak his phone under the stall several times before he was finally noticed.

Amy describes it as "a shock to me." She then felt even more “violated."

Investigators say they do not know of any similar incidents at this or other local Goodwill stores.

Taylor Herwehe is a frequent shopper at the Goodwill in Alpine. She plans to be a little more watchful and that upsets her.

"I should feel safe in a dressing room. I should have my mind on purchases and not on the perverts out there," said Herwehe.

Deputies say the person of interest may be driving a silver or gray Honda. Anyone with information is asked to call the Alpine Sheriff's substation at 619-659-2604.