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St. Petersburg man accused of secretly snapping photos of female shoppers

Police arrested a 23-year-old man they said was secretly taking up-the-skirt pictures of women who shopped at a local TJ Maxx earlier this week

Authorities said Matthew John Guss of St. Petersburg followed patrons around Tuesday evening at the store at 2105 66th St. N and used his cellphone camera to surreptitiously snap photos of them.

But at least two people spotted him doing that, according to an arrest affidavit. The incident also was captured on surveillance video, the report said.

Officers who responded to the scene searched Guss' bag and found marijuana and a glass pipe.

He was arrested on charges of video voyeurism and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Records show Guss was released Wednesday morning from the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $450 bail.

St. Petersburg man accused of secretly snapping photos of female shoppers 09/19/12 [Last modified: Thursday, September 20, 2012 8:08am]
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