A 40-year-old Bricelyn man is charged with disorderly conduct, after Mankato Police say Scheels loss prevention employees spotted him following young girls around the store in January.
The Mankato Department of Public Safety said David Masters was seen not just following the 13 and 14-year-old girls, but taking videos of their backsides while they shopped in the outerwear and children’s departments.
A Scheels employee escorted Masters to the loss prevention office, and told police that he then began deleting photos and videos from his phone. He claimed to be texting, but a Mankato officer told Masters that his behavior was recorded on surveillance video and he admitted to recording the girls.
Masters told police he had learned his lesson and wouldn’t do it again.
The criminal complaint shows that Scheels employees believe Masters was the same man who took video of a woman’s behind and followed young girls around the store a month earlier. In that instance, the man left before store workers could speak to or identify him.