UNION, NJ – A Dingman’s Ferry, PA, man was arrested last week for invasion of privacy for taking photos under the dress of a woman at the Target store on Route 22 in Union.
On the morning of July 27, Union police were alerted by a Target loss prevention worker who observed a man acting strangely. According to police, the employee said the man was “squatting near female shoppers with his phone in his hand.” When the employee called police, he reported that the man was taking “upskirt” photos. The employee followed the man out of the store and was able to provide a description of the man’s vehicle to police.
As a union police officer traveled westbound on Route 22, he noticed the vehicle traveling eastbound. He turned around and followed the suspect’s car as it pulled into the WalMart parking lot, where he was stopped by police.
As a result of the facts gathered by police at Target, the man, Stephen Grogan, 41, was placed under arrest and charged with invasion of privacy, a 4th degree crime. According to police, the 24-year old victim was still at Target and did not know the man had taken photos of her.
NJ.com and Fox News have identified Grogan as a New Jersey National Guardsman, who allegedly harassed women in June at the City Creek Mall in Salt Lake City. According to the Fox New's report, Grogan had been in Utah to undergo training.
Grogan was released and given a court date to appear in Superior Court on Aug. 13.