Press Release #021615(09)-Suspect Arrested for Improper Visual Recording
A 32 year old Mexican National has been arrested in San Angelo for Improper Photography or Visual Recording after taking video of a female victim in a Wal-Mart bathroom.
At approximately 6:24 p.m. on February 14, 2015, San Angelo Police were dispatched to 610 W 29th St, Wal-Mart, for a subject taking a video recording of a 45 year old Hispanic female while she was in one of the bathroom stalls.
The victim alerted Wal-Mart staff of the incident. Wal-Mart staff then made contact with a male subject, Jose Santos Argueta DOB 01-23-83, in the women's restroom. Argueta willingly exited the bathroom and stayed with Wal-Mart staff until Police Arrived.
When Police arrived, they made contact with all the involved parties and began an investigation. The investigation revealed that Aguerta had been inside one of the women's bathroom stalls when the victim entered the bathroom. While in one of the bathroom stalls, the victim could see a cell phone on the floor of the stall and could see herself on the screen. The victim realized she was being video recorded and reported it to Wal-Mart staff.
Argueta allowed Officers to look in his phone at the videos. Officers located a video of the victim in the bathroom on the phone.
Argueta was arrested for Improper Photography or Visual Recording and transported to the Tom Green County Jail. A Border Patrol hold was also placed on Argueta after it was learned he was in the country illegally.