A Wal-Mart shopper with a device hidden in his shoe snapped photos up a woman’s skirt in the toilet-paper aisle and in a checkout line at a Sanford store Tuesday, police said today.
Paul Senzee, 40, of Apopka was charged with video voyeurism after he allegedly placed the device, described as iPhone or iPad, under the same woman’s skirt at the Wal-Mart at 3653 Orlando Drive.
“Senzee walked up behind the victim multiple times and extended his foot forward and under her skirt,” Shannon Cordingly, a Sanford police spokeswoman, said in a statement. “Once police are able to execute a search of Senzee’s cell phone they will be able to determine if there are additional victims.”
The alleged victim confronted Senzee after spotting his secret camera.
Police were called to the store just before 7 p.m. Tuesday after getting a call about a suspicious person.
A woman said a man later identified as Senzee “appeared to be attempting to sneak up behind her,” a report said.
When she turned to look, at the man, he quickly turned and walked away and attempted to appear to “focus on merchandise on the shelves,” according to the report.
She tried to walk away, but he followed. She spotted a hole in the top of one of his shoes but “didn’t think anything of it at the time,” the report noted.
The woman said she later noticed the same man was behind her in a checkout line but he didn’t have any merchandise to purchase.
She turned again, looked at the shoe with the hole, and the man immediately turned and walked away.
The woman said “she followed the man and stopped him with her grocery cart and asked the man to show her his shoes,” the report said.
He refused and continued to walk away.
She started yelling and an unidentified man approached Senzee and demanded he take the device out of the shoe, which he did.
Then police arrived.
“I observed Senzee wearing black in color dress shoes with a round hole cut out of the top of his right shoe,” an officer wrote in a report. “It should be noted that the tape around the camera lens of the ipod/iphone matched the color of Senzee’s shoes.”
The suspect declined to speak to the officer.
Store security found images of Senzee on surveillance video.
“I observed the recorded surveillance video which clearly showed Senzee walk up behind [the woman] while in a checkout line and extend his right foot forward and under [her] skirt multiple times,” the report said.
He was handcuffed, arrested for video voyeurism and taken to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford.