A man allegedly took pictures under a woman’s dress at the mall on Tuesday night and was arrested.
According to the Suffolk County Police Department, the defendant approached a woman from behind at the Smith Haven Mall Macy’s around 8 p.m. and took photos under her dress without her knowing. Police said in a statement that the 23-year-old victim “became suspicious of the man’s presence behind her” and alerted security in the Lake Grove store, who in turn notified police.
After investigating and allegedly confirming that suspect Scott Coleman took photos of the woman without her consent, police arrested the 24-year-old Ronkonkoma man and charged him with second-degree unlawful surveillance.
Attorney information for Coleman was not immediately available on Wednesday.
Anyone with information about the incident or who believes they could be a victim of a similar crime is asked to call detectives at 631-854-8452.