A man is accused of taking photos of women in dressing rooms at countless stores in Oklahoma and then setting up a hidden camera in his home bathroom, police said.
In May, police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were called to a Target for a reported Peeping Tom.
The victim told officers that someone put a cell phone under the fitting room door as she tried on clothing, according to the police. The woman confronted the suspect, later identified as Daniel Toy.
He went into the stall next door and tried to shut the door.
But the victim blocked Toy and told him to give her the phone, police said. He refused and the woman started to reach for it and call for help.
A witness said they saw Toy trying to “frantically” delete photos from his phone. Toy then fled the store but was quickly caught by police arriving at the scene.
Police then searched Toy’s home and found a hidden camera in his guest bathroom, according to authorities. They also found numerous videos of women using the bathroom.
Toy had photos of more than 40 women undressing at various Tulsa-area stores, police said.
Last week, police charged Toy with five counts of Peeping Tom with photographic/electronic equipment.