Husein Ahmetovic was accused of recording up-skirt footage at the West Farms Mall.
WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
A man was arrested Saturday afternoon after he was accused of shooting video up women's skirts at Westfarms Mall in West Hartford.
At about 5:20 p.m. Saturday West Hartford police were dispatched near Sears for a complaint of a man taking inappropriate videos in Forever 21.
The female complainant chased the suspect, Husein Ahmetovic, 46, out of the mall and across New Britain Avenue into Sears, according to police.
West Hartford police took Ahmetovic into custody in the Sears parking lot. Ahmetovic had a Sony digital camera on him with a memory card and spare battery, according to police.
"When we got there, the girl said 'Hey, he was filming up women's skirts, here's the camera' and at that point an arrest was made on the spot," Lt. Stephen Estes said.
According to police, Ahmetovic would pretend to be shopping next to females who were wearing skirts, but he would bend down and position the camera at an angle that he was able to record up their skirts.
"I think it's the wrong place at the wrong time. It could happen anywhere, I think security needs to be stepped up," said David Miller.
"I think that's horrible. It's a total breach of privacy and I don't know why some people are weird like that. I don't get why they think that's appropriate," Scott Ivens said.
The memory card was seized and contained 68 videos with Saturday's date. There were 30 videos of 30 women, according to police.
"I think it's terrible and people really should think what they're doing," Julia Tren said.
Police have not identified the victims.
The arrest report says Ahmetovic did it because his wife left him and he was lonely.
Ahmetovic, of 109 Radcliffe Ave. in Waterbury, was arrested and charged with 30 counts of voyeurism and one count of second-degree breach of peace.
Ahmetovic was able to post a $10,000 surety bond and was released, according to police.
West Hartford police are still investigating the incident.
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Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:43:16 GMT
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