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Man Dressed as Woman Hid in Mall Restroom to Videotape Ladies

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Jason Pomare (Booking photo courtesy LASD)
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Authorities have arrested a man they say dressed up as a woman and hid in a department store bathroom to videotape ladies using the facilities.The incident in question took place Saturday May 11 at the Antelope Valley Mall, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Customers reached out to security officers working for Macy's to complain that there was a man "acting suspiciously" in the ladies room. In turn, the security officers contacted the Palmdale Sheriff's Station to report the complaints.

A deputy patrolling the parking lot of the mall spotted an individual matching the suspect's description, including that the man was wearing a wig and dress. The suspect, later identified as 33-year-old Jason Pomare, tried to hide in a storage area when he was approached by the deputy.

Investigators learned Pomare had allegedly donned the getup from bra to dress to the wig, and had been hiding in the restroom with a video camera stashed in a paper bag, and had been using the camera to record the women using the restroom.

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Pomare was arrested and booked for Use of a Concealed Camera and Peeping into a Restroom.

Formal charges were filed against Pomare on Tuesday. Pomare is facing six counts of Unlawful Use of a Concealed Camera for Purposes of Sexual Gratification, according to the LASD.