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Man Charged With Taking Video Up Girl's Skirt at DC Whole Foods

Court documents say police found upskirting videos of 34 women on the suspect's phone

A man accused of recording a video up a young girl's skirt at a Whole Foods store in D.C.'s Logan Circle had videos of dozens more upskirting victims on his phone, court documents say.

Daniel Izquierdo, 25, was arrested and charged with two counts of voyeurism in connection to two upskirt incidents at the Whole Foods on P Street NW on March 30, police say.

A woman was shopping with her 13-year-old daughter that day when she noticed a man standing unusually close to the girl, court documents and sources familiar with the investigation say.

She then saw the man had a dark colored bag with a small hole in it and a camera inside was facing upward right by the girl's leg, court documents say.

The mother yelled, screamed and struggled with the suspect for the bag. Customers and staff at the store helped hold the man down until police arrived.

Officers then found Izquierdo had a black bag with a hole in it and an iPhone inside with the camera lens against the hole, according to a police report.

Court documents say Izquierdo told police he was a skater and had just come to the store from the skate park. He said he had no idea what was going on when the woman started screaming and hitting him, the documents say.

Izquierdo wouldn't allow police to see the footage on his phone "because he felt he did not do anything wrong and he felt like it was a violation of his privacy," court document say.

The FBI eventually helped D.C. police in obtaining videos from Izquierdo's phone and found there were 38 upskirting videos on his phone, including the one of the 13-year-old girl and an unknown woman at the Whole Foods on March 30, court document say.

Court documents say 34 other unidentified women are in the videos, which all appear to be taken without their consent.

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