A man who claims to identify as a woman was caught taking pictures of a woman in the dressing room of an Idaho Falls Target Tuesday.
Idaho Falls resident Sean P. Smith, 43, who also goes by the name “Shauna Patricia Smith,” was arrested on one count of felony voyeurism after taking a series of pictures of the woman while she was changing, according to Bonneville County Sgt. Bryan Lovell.
Via East Idaho News:
A woman told them a man, dressed in women’s clothing, had entered a fitting room in the women’s clothing section of the store. Deputies say the suspect was seen taking photos of a woman in a stall next to him while she was changing.
“The woman was begging for help as she chased the man out the door,” a witness inside the store, who asked not to be named, tells EastIdahoNews.com. “She kept saying she wanted those pictures deleted.”
The suspect, later identified as Smith, left the store, and Lovell says detectives located him Tuesday afternoon.
Lovell says detectives are investigating to see if there are other victims.
The man is reportedly being held in the Bonneville County Jail under his real name, Sean P. Smith, rather than his preferred name, “Shauna Patricia Smith.”
I’m confused because we were told that these pro-transgender bathroom policies would not lead to stories like this one. After the Obama administration in April imposed a directive requiring schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms of their choice under the threat of losing federal funding, Target showed its solidarity by announcing their own misguided “inclusive” policy of allowing customers and employees to use “the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.” Compassionate libs shouted down the “ignorant bigots” who predicted that sexual predators might take advantage of policies that allow them to gain access to their victims in vulnerable bathroom/dressing room/shower settings. But the example of Sean Smith is just one of many other stories in the news.
Via the American Family Association (AFA), here are a few other recent examples of males taking advantage of liberal transgender policies — mostly at Targets:
- Bedford Police Dept: Man Arrested for Recording Juvenile Girls in Target Store
- CBS-DFW: Shopper Upset Man Allowed To Use Women’s Dressing Room
- InsideNoVa.com: Police: Peeper dressed like a woman arrested at Potomac Mills
- NY Daily News: Seattle man undresses in women’s locker room to test new transgender bathroom rule
- Life Site News: Sexual predator jailed after claiming to be ‘transgender’ to assault women in shelter
- The Mercury News: Sex offender wearing fake breasts, wig arrested for loitering in womens’ restroom
- Fox4News: ‘Peeping Tom’ records underage girl changing at Frisco Target
- Fox25Boston: Police searching for man caught peeping in Revere Target
A quick Google search produces even more. Like the perv in Palmdale, Calif., arrested in May for dressing like a woman to videotape women in a Macy’s restroom:
A 33-year-old man was charged Tuesday with allegedly dressing as a woman to secretly videotape women using the restroom at a Macy’s department store.
Jason Pomare was arrested Saturday after a customer notified store security that a man was in the lady’s room acting suspiciously.
The AFA’s Target boycott petition currently has nearly 1.4 million signatures. Their statement reads in part:
On its web site, Target announced, “[W]e welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. …Everyone deserves to feel like they belong.”
This means a man can simply say he “feels like a woman today” and enter the women’s restroom…even if young girls or women are already in there. Target’s policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims. And with Target publicly boasting that men can enter women’s bathrooms, where do you think predators are going to go?
People like Sean “Shauna Patricia” Smith and Jason Pomare keep giving us the answer to that question. We know the petulant president will never change his mind, but will PC-addled corporations like Target look at the evidence and decide to do what is in the best interest of their customers?