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“a male passenger sitting near the doors was either filming or photographing twenty-something female passengers without their knowledge”

by Prince Of Petworth July 13, 2015 at 1:20 pm 32 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to alert you and your readers to something that happened on the metro yesterday (Saturday) around 7:30pm on the blue line going toward Franconia-Springfield. While entering the train at McPherson Square, I noticed that a male passenger sitting near the doors was either filming or photographing twenty-something female passengers without their knowledge or consent. At first I thought he was watching a video on his iPhone until I realized the scenes on his phone were other passengers. He even zoomed in on the bare legs and upper thigh area of one of the passengers. I was completely disgusted and walked to the other end of the train. I regret not knowing what else to do as I feared getting a photo of him, advising the other passengers, and/or confronting him would further threaten the safety of those within the train.

I wanted to let you know so that your readers keep an eye out for this type of behavior and what their fellow passengers may be doing on their devices. Many other passengers sat near this man and it appeared none of them were aware of what was happening. Unfortunately the man had no real identifying characteristics so giving a physical description would not be helpful.”

Ed. Note: Back in December a reader reported a “Creep filming women on Metro” then posts footage to an adult site.

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