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Man accused of propping phone in shopping basket to record upskirt videos

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Peter Krystofalski. (South Windsor police photo) Peter Krystofalski. (South Windsor police photo)
SOUTH WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

An Ellington man is accused of recording video up women's skirts at a South Windsor store.

Police said they arrested Peter Krystofalski, 25, on an arrest warrant.

They said the arrest stems from an investigation that began in July. Surveillance video showed a man taking inappropriate video at the Target near the Buckland Hills Mall.

According to investigators, the suspect was seen on surveillance video placing his cell phone in a shopping basket, walking up behind women and positioning the basket so the phone's camera was aimed up the women's skirts.

“This is a tremendous invasion of privacy.  It’s very shocking,” South Windsor Police Lt. Scott Custer said. “Fortunately this isn’t something that happens very often.”

Surveillance footage also captured the suspect's vehicle, police said. Officers said they were able to identify Krystofalski as the suspect.  

While being interviewed by police, he initially denied filming the women,  but then confessed to officers. 

The arrest warrant was obtained and served on Thursday. Krystofalski was charged with voyeuristic recording of another person and breach of peace.

Female shoppers reacted to the arrest.

“I hope he pays for his bad choices and he doesn’t get to do it again,” shopper Felicia Martin, of Columbia, said.

“It’s unbelievable that something like that did happen,” shopper Imeran Chaddha, of South Windsor, said.

Krystofalski, who has no prior criminal record, was released on a $20,000 bond. He is scheduled to face a judge on Sept. 17 in Manchester.

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