BOISE -- A man accused of taking inappropriate pictures of women at a Walmart in Boisehas been charged with video voyeurism.He likely would have never been caught had it not been for the quick-thinking of two of his victims.
The nerve of him doing that, said Nicole Weaver.
Nicole Weaver says she feels violated.She was shopping for medicine at the Walmart on Overland Road in Boise Sunday afternoon whena man bumped her while she was bending over. She didn't think anything of it until a young woman started screaming at the man.
This girl, this young girl, comes into the aisle and starts screaming, 'You can't do that! You can't do that!Give me your phone.' And I wasn't sure. I said, 'What's going on?' And she said, 'He's taking pictures from under your dress. I just saw him do it and he just tried to do it to me,' said Weaver.
Weaver says the young girl didn't stop there.
She grabbed ahold of him and she got in his pocket and she kept saying, 'Give me your phone. You can't do that. Give me your phone,' said Weaver.
The woman in her 20s had followed the man because she thought he was acting suspicious.
She came barreling down the aisle, otherwise I would have been completely unaware, said Weaver.
Weaver hollered to a customer to get help. Walmart security detained40-year-old Mario Jimenez-Esquival until police arrived.
Boise Police say pictures and video fromJimenez-Esquival's cell phone show there were at least three other female victims. The reports says some of the pictureswere taken inside other stores.
It's disgusting. It's not surprisingwith the Internet and technology, and there's such easy access for anyone now, said Weaver.
Weaver is just happy the young woman acted on her instinctand confrontedJimenez-Esquival.
We took him down. It's very empowering, said Weaver.
The suspect has been charged with video voyeurism. It is a charge Boise Police say was created to help keep up with the ever-changing technology and the ways some people chose to misuse that technology. Boise Police say they frequently charge people with that offense.
Anyone with any additional information that could assist officers in investigating other similar crimes potentially connected to this case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.