ALOR STAR – Police arrested a peeping Tom who was caught recording a video of the inside of a 38-year-old woman’s skirt at a pasar tani in Jalan Langgar here, yesterday morning.
The 39-year-old man’s activity was noticed by passers-by who apprehended him, before handing him over to the police.
Kota Setar district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Rozi Jidin said the man, who works at a government-linked company (GLC) here, was picked up at 9.30am at the location.
He said initial investigation showed that the man had a special camera hidden inside one of his shoes, and would strategically place his foot under his victims’ skirts to record a live video of their privates.
“The camera (would feed the live video footage) directly to his mobile phone,” he said, adding that victims only became aware of what had happened after being informed by other customers at the pasar tani.
Rozi said police are investigating the case under Section 294 of the Penal Code for obscenity and 509 of the Penal Code for insulting modesty.
The suspect could face up to five years in jail, or a fine, or both, upon conviction.