BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are asking for the public’s help to find a suspect who caught himself on video while setting up a “spy camera” in a White Marsh Mall restroom.
The Baltimore County Police Department reports someone found the camera in the family restroom of the food court area in White Marsh Mall on December 23.
The camera was pointing towards a toilet after being secured with electrical tape to a partition dividing two bathroom areas.
Police recovered the camera and recording equipment, along with the SD card with video footage.
After reviewing the footage, police say only a few people were seen on the video, meaning it had been there for a short period of time. Police also found video footage of the suspect setting up the camera in the bathroom.
“This is a serious crime that this man is committing, it’s an invasion of privacy,” said Jennifer Peach of the Baltimore County Police Department. “A few people went into that bathroom, they were a range of different ages and genders.”
Authorities say the victims haven’t been named because they haven’t been identified.
“It definitely concerns me of letting my children use the restroom alone, so they won’t being going into the bathroom alone,” Janice Fowler said. “He’s obviously not very smart and hopefully somebody will recognize him.”
“It’s just sickening. I mean every time when I hear stuff like this I got really upset,” Bernice Chambers said.
Police say even if the victims are identified, they can still build a case against the suspect for the crime.
Anyone who recognizes this suspect is asked to contact police at (410) 307-2020.