Suspected video voyeur arrested at Altamonte mall

- It's supposed to be a place where you feel safe and comfortable trying on new outfits, but on Friday police say the fitting room at Forever 21 in the Altamonte Mall became a sneaky spot for a male suspect to record women undressing.

“It’s definitely scary and I think moms that have young girls definitely through this holiday season stick with them stick tight,” said shopper Karen Viera.

The police report says a woman in the fitting room next to Jose Santiago, 40, asked him if he was recording her – they say he initially denied it but police were called anyway.

 “There’s a gentleman that’s in the fitting room that’s recording young ladies trying on stuff,” said the 911 caller.

“It seems that he had a phone in a position where he could see under the stall into the next changing room and using his apple watch to look at those images from his watch through the phone,” said Det. Tony VanCleave with the Altamonte Springs Police Dept.

Police say as they approached him, he appeared to be deleting photos from both his phone and his apple watch, police seized both and say the phone had other images leading them to believe there could be more victims.

“It appears that he did choose certain stores that would have unisex dressing rooms and utilized that as a way to get in there and get those photos that he was seeking,” said Det. Tony VanCleave.

Santiago was arrested charged with video voyeurism and tampering with evidence. He got out on bond, so we tried talking to him at his Casselberry home, but no one answered.

Meanwhile, some customers call his actions creepy. “It makes you feel a little scared a little weary you know,” said Karen Viera.

The corporate offices for the Altamonte Mall had no comment on the investigation.
 

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