Women may be more aware following disturbing incidentFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo man has turned himself in after police say he took a picture under a woman's dress at Target. The incident serves as a good reminder for women to always keep both eyes open when you're out in public.
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo man has turned himself in after police say he took a picture under a woman's dress at Target. The incident serves as a good reminder for women to always keep both eyes open when you're out in public.
Several shoppers today tell us they didn't even realize things 'this gross' were going on in Fargo.
Here downtown, plenty of people are out walking the streets, and watching where they're going, never stopping to think of who could be watching them.
Karista Ray, Wisconsin: "That's really disgusting."
For most mall-goers, the thought of someone else watching, or even documenting is enough to make you stop dead in your tracks.
Susan Thomas, Moorhead: "I try not to let it bother me. I'm sure it bothers plenty though."
But out of all the shoppers we talked to today, not one said it ever crossed their minds.
Thomas: "I don't think about it."
People out to prey on innocent women, using their cell phones.
Lexi Carlson, Moorhead: "I get really scared because I never really think about that."
And it doesn't matter where you live or where you shop. It's happening everywhere.
Ray: "In the cities I have, but I didn't think it'd make it up to Fargo."
Police tell me the problem is still pretty rare in Fargo, but they're seeing it more and more often because it's so easy now to pull out your phone and snap a quick picture.
Carlson: "They do it so sneaky."
Ray: "Like the iPhone, you can switch cameras, and just pretend like you know you're getting service."
With smartphone simplicity, it can happen in a matter of seconds, but create long-lasting impacts.
Thomas: "It is easier and they can spread it quickly."
Ray: "A bunch of people can see it once it's on the internet."
A place it can stay forever, without the victim ever knowing it.
All of the women I spoke with today told me they'll definitely pay more attention next time they head out.