TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Violated at the grocery store. A Carroll County man is accused of using his cell phone to take pictures of women up their dresses and skirts. There may be many women unaware they are victims.
Amy Yensi with more on the up-skirting allegations and what else police found in the suspect’s car.
The women had no idea they were being photographed, and the suspect had no idea cameras were catching him in the act.
It may be the last thing a woman thinks about when shopping for groceries.
“Terrible, terrible,” said one shopper. “What is the matter with people these days?”
“I can’t believe it,” said another.
Women who shop at the York Road Safeway in Towson were left speechless after 38-year-old David Sayler admitted taking pictures underneath women’s dresses and skirts inside the store.
“He would approach someone from behind and stick a cell phone between their legs,” said Cpl. John Wachter, Baltimore County Police Department.
A store manager called Baltimore police after realizing the Westminster man was targeting unsuspecting customers.
Sayler was spotted there on four separate occasions taking illicit pictures and videos of women inside the store. Investigators matched Sayler to surveillance video of the incidents and arrested him.
Sayler, who works for the Baltimore County Department of Aging, admitted to taking similar pictures on multiple occasions.
The arrest is one of several invasion of privacy cases in our area.
In 2013, Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy killed himself after his years of voyeurism were exposed.
Last May, D.C. rabbi Barry Freundel admitted to secretly videotaping naked women in a Jewish ritual bath.
Kyle Muehlhauser, president of Rams Head Group, is currently facing charges for allegedly installing cameras at one of his venues to secretly film women in the restroom.
“No matter where you are as a woman today, you have got to be on guard all the time,” one woman said.
Detectives also found marijuana in Sayler’s vehicle and charged him with drug possession. He made bail, and was released.
Department of Aging officials say Sayler has been suspended without pay.