Man Disguised as Woman Recorded "Hours" of Mall Restroom Video: Investigators

The suspect was wearing a wig, women's clothing and bra when he was found in a mall storage area, according to deputies

By John Cadiz Klemack and Jonathan Lloyd
|  Thursday, May 16, 2013  |  Updated 7:22 AM EDT
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Jason Pomare, 33, is suspected of dressing like a woman and carrying a camera inside her purse to allegedly film customers at a Palmdale Macy's store while they were changing.  John Cadiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on May 14, 2013.

Jason Pomare, 33, is suspected of dressing like a woman and carrying a camera inside her purse to allegedly film customers at a Palmdale Macy's store while they were changing. John Cadiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on May 14, 2013.

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Charges were filed Tuesday against a man who wore a wig and women's clothing to disguise himself as he allegedly used a concealed camera to record "hours" of video of women in a Los Angeles-area department store restroom.

Jason Pomare, 33, of Palmdale, was arrested Saturday after customers contacted security officers at a Macy's store to report a man in the women's restroom. The security officers contacted a deputy, who was on patrol at the Antelope Valley Mall (map) when he saw a man matching the subject's description leave the store.

When the deputy found the man hiding in a mall storage area, the subject was wearing a wig, women's clothing and bra, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

"The deputy noticed he was wearing a wig and appeared to have breasts," said Sgt. Brian Hudson, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Pomare (pictured, right) was charged Tuesday with six counts of unlawful use of a concealed camera for purposes of sexual gratification. After his arrest, investigators said a video camera found in his purse had "hours" of video of women using the restroom inside the store.

The suspect pointed the concealed camera under restroom stalls, but one woman recognized the camera's red recording light and contacted security officers, investigators said. Pomare told detectives he had been in the restroom for about two hours, said Hudson.

Anyone with information about the case can contact detectives at 1-800-222-8477.


 

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