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Man Arrested for Taking Up-Skirt Video in Union Square Subway Station

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Commuters enter and exit the Union Square subway station November 5, 2012 in New York City. A week after Superstorm Sandy hit the city, most of the subway lines are running, with some lines still suspended and others running on a limited basis. (Photo by Preston Rescigno/Getty Images)
Photo: Preston Rescigno/2012 Getty Images

A 33-year-old charmer named Karl Sholder was arrested on Monday for “placing his iPhone under a woman’s skirt and videotaping her as she walked up the stairs at the Union Square station,” CBS 2 reports. Sholder wasn’t home when the station’s reporters stopped by his place in Long Island, so they just let his Facebook photo — in which he sports an “I [heart] Asian Girls” T-shirt while giving a thumbs up — speak for itself.

As Gothamist notes, Union Square is a popular spot for this particular form of extra-creepy sexual harassment, probably because it’s so crowded: Last year, a guy was caught taking an up-skirt picture of a woman with his iPod touch, which he cleverly hid in a plastic bag. Before that, a Manhattan urologist was busted for using a camera attached to a pen to do the same.

And, as one woman pointed out after hearing about this latest incident, the perverts will be out in full force soon enough: “I wear skirts every day when the weather is nice, or a dress, so I’m definitely going to be more cautious about what I’m wearing and who is around me,” she said. Have a vigilant spring, ladies.

Man Arrested for Taking Up-Skirt Video