Yet another video of a “creepy” man allegedly taking photos of a woman without her consent has gone viral.
TikTok user @bailzherb shared footage, which was taken at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona, of herself and her friend confronting a “creepy” man who allegedly stalked them.
“I know some people won’t understand why we are so upset/mad but this happens WAY too often and it’s violating and creepy,” @bailzherb wrote in her caption.
In the video, which has been viewed over 2.4 million times, the two women walk up to the man and ask him if he is taking photos of them. He says no.
“We were just told that you were taking photos of us,” the woman replies. He again denies the accusation.
When the woman asks to see the man’s camera roll, he says no and begins to walk away. She asks why she can’t see his photos if he is, in fact, not taking pictures of them — and again he refuses. The women continue to question him.
“I’ll get rid of it,” he says after a few minutes.
“Sir, it’s really weird to take pictures of females in public without their permission so you should never do that again,” one woman says.
He pulls his phone out as he waves the woman away with his other hand, and one of the women asks to watch him delete the photos right there so she can confirm they’re gone.
“In front of me right now. Do you think I’m joking?” she says in the video. “I see you shaking. I see the photos. No, I see the photos right there. Delete them.”
He tries to hide his phone, but the woman holding the camera catches him deleting five photos of the pair. One of the women then asks the man to go to his “recently deleted” folder so he can permanently delete them.
The video then shows the man’s face, which is obscured by a face mask. The woman recording asks viewers if anyone knows him, then asks if he was “someone’s dad that takes pictures of females in public.”
“I’ll call you out any day because that’s f****** weird, and never do that again,” one of the women says.
Commenters on Twitter were astounded by the man’s disturbing behavior and impressed that the women fought back.
“He lied to them every second …. and then tried to brush it off and dismiss it as not a big deal,” one Twitter user wrote. “This is a master class in women’s bravery and push-back.”
“Now those girls got some real grit. They’re rock stars and what they have done hopefully puts creeps on notice,” another said.
“I’m so proud they called him out!!! Too many creepy guys think they can do this stuff. I think they made him very nervous,” a third remarked.
Though it’s not illegal to photograph someone in public without their consent, it’s seen as a violation of privacy, and is generally “creepy,” as @bailzherb noted in her caption.
This incident is strikingly similar to an April 18 confrontation between a woman who was working out at a Planet Fitness gym and a stranger who allegedly took a photo of her. She had to repeatedly ask him over the time span of multiple videos to delete the photo before he finally did.
She said the man had been banned from that gym, but what she really wanted was a genuine apology and his word he would never do something like that again.
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