Oak Park security officers call police when they see man taking pictures under girl’s skirt

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Carlos Salas Lopez

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A 43-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man faces charges in Johnson County, accused  of using a camera on his phone to record under a store clerk’s skirt.

The alleged offense happened Friday, July 24 at the JC Penney at Oak Park Mall. Police received a call that there was a ‘lewd act’ in progress, which was being monitored by security officers at the mall. The officers were watching the actions of a man via closed-circuit cameras.

The man, who police says is Carlos Salas- Lopez, was remaining ‘unusually close’ to a female clerk as she moved about the store, according to security.  They say they witnessed the man using his phone as a camera as he followed the clerk, who is a minor female. Security officers said they saw him lower the camera below the hemline of the girl’s skirt. The clerk was unaware of what had occurred.

An officer confronted the man and confiscated the phone as evidence.  Police arrested Lopez, who is now charged with Breach of Privacy via video or picture. Bond was set at $50,000. Lopez was to make his first appearance in court Monday afternoon.