Two men arrested in supermarkets for 'filming up the skirts of more than a dozen women'
- Men preyed on women at suburban grocery stores
- Arrests come after two doctors were caught capturing intimate footage of unsuspecting women
Two men have been arrested for filming up the skirts of more than a dozen women at supermarkets in an upscale Connecticut suburb.
Rodolfo Tamaniz-Cruz was arrested on Friday for allegedly using his cell phone to capture footage up the skirts of 11 women at a Stop & Shop grocery store in West Hartford.
Store workers became suspicious when the 25-year-old sauntered around the shop following female customers. Police say he positioned his cell phone on the top of his backpack, placed on the ground, to take the video.
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Supermarket pervert: Police arrested Rodolfo Tamaniz-Cruz at a West Hartford, Connecticut Stop & Shop for allegedly filming up the skirts of women
The supermarket voyeur allegedly filmed women using his cell phone, on top of his backpack, as unsuspecting female shoppers walked by
His arrest comes one day after police caught another man in the affluent New England town, allegedly filming up the skirts of six women at a branch of Whole Foods.
Police believe that Giovanni Geronilla, 34, placed his cell phone in a hand-held shopping basket to take the footage.
In the wake of the copycat crime on Friday, West Hartford police Sgt. Michael Alquist warned area residents to be vigilant.
‘Just be aware of your surroundings and who and what's around you,’ Mr Alquist said.
Police say Giovanni Geronilla used a cell phone, placed in a hand-held shopping basket, to film up the skirts of women at a Whole Foods in West Hartford
Both men face charges for voyeurism and breaching the peace.
‘I feel like a lot of people won’t feel as safe, especially because it’s West Hartford,’ one female area resident told WVIT news.
The Connecticut crimes come after the alarming arrests this week of two doctors, who allegedly captured intimate footage of women.
Lance Everett Wyatt M.D. (left) was arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly filming patients naked without their consent. New York urologist Adam Levinson (right) was arrested for allegedly pointing a camera pen up at least two women's skirts
A prominent Los Angeles plastic surgeon was arrested on Thursday for allegedly filming patients without their consent after they had undressed.
Dr Lance Everett Wyatt was charged with unlawful filming of another and unlawful viewing of another, among other crimes.
Earlier this week, a top Manhattan urologist was caught using a pen camera to take pictures up women's skirts in a crowded subway station, police say.
A witness claimed Adam Levinson, 39, placed a folded newspaper, with a camera pen clipped on the end, beneath at least two women's skirts
Adam Levinson, 39, was arrested on Tuesday after a witness claimed the Mount Sinai Hospital doctor held a folded newspaper, with the filming device clipped on its end, beneath at least two women's skirts.
The assistant professor of urology, who had been teaching robotic surgery at the hospital's school of medicine before his arrest, was charged Thursday with one felony count of unlawful surveillance.
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