RICHMOND, Va. (CBS DC) – A man seen multiple times taking pictures of women in bikinis has been banned from the beach in Yorktown, reports WTKR-TV.
Taylor Dibble tells the station he was with his girlfriend at the beach last Thursday when they noticed a man with a camera lurking behind some bushes. “He had a big ol’ lens and you know he’d zoom way close, and it was pretty creepy you know?” he said.
Miranda Joy also saw the man. “First I was kinda giving him the benefit of the doubt like maybe he’s sight seeing or something like that, but then I was like, the lens is down a little too far and it aimed like, he was getting behind girls so he’d get their butts and stuff,” she told WTKR-TV.
Authorities say they received reports that the man was back at the beach with his camera on Saturday.
Lt. Dennis Ivey with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office says the man has done this before. “It’s three years that he’s been doing this, and our people don’t feel comfortable so our deputy banned him from the waterfront, and our bans are typically for a year.”
County law allows the sheriff to restrict anyone from public land without doing anything illegal.
Because the 51-year-old man was not charged with a crime, they are not releasing his identity. But if he is seen at the beach during the ban he could be arrested on trespassing charges.
The man refused to show deputies any of the pictures he took.
Taylor Dibble says he hopes the man stays away. “Use your computer, stay at home, don’t come out here in public and be rude like that.”
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