Father Confronts Man at Target for Taking Upskirt Photos of His Daughter

August 8, 2018 Last Updated: August 9, 2018

A California father roughed up a man he found taking upskirt photos of his daughter.

Ismael Duarte can be seen on surveillance footage obtained by Cypress police from a Target in Cypress, kicking a man’s phone out of his hand when he finds the man taking obscene photos of a girl with his cell phone as she stands at the checkout counter, unaware. One of the girls the suspect allegedly filmed that day is Duarte’s daughter.

“I’m pissed off that I didn’t do more than I did but I wish I would have, because I’m so angry,” Duarte told Fox 11. “If you’re watching, just know you messed with the wrong family, that’s all I got to say.”

Duarte pushed the man away and managed to snap a photo as the suspect sat in his car before leaving Target. The photo led police to arrest Jorge A. Ibarra Jr., 29 on Aug. 1.

Duarte thinks Target security didn’t react properly during the incident.

“All they did was stand behind, and that’s very disappointing,” Duarte told Fox 11.

Surveillance footage also shows Ibarra allegedly taking upskirt photos of another girl at the same store. Police say they also received a report of the same nature from a Target in nearby Cerritos.

“The safety and security of our guests is very important. We have no tolerance for this behavior in our stores… We will help law enforcement in any way,” said a Target spokeswoman, via Fox 11.

Ibarra has been charged with invasion of privacy and booked into jail on $25,000 bail. Police are looking for more victims or people with additional information, according to a news release from the Cypress Police Department.

A later news release revealed the man is being charged with a misdemeanor, carrying a maximum sentence of one year in county jail. He could also face registration as a sex offender.

From NTD.tv