Police: Walmart worker tried to record girl in bathroom

Published 5:18 pm Friday, June 14, 2019

(AP) — Police say a Walmart employee in Natchez has been charged with trying to take pictures or video of a 3-year-old girl in a store bathroom.

The Natchez Democrat reports authorities charged 20-year-old Austin Frazier on Thursday with photographing someone without permission where there is an expectation of privacy.

Police say the girl’s father reported Saturday that he spotted a man trying to record his daughter from an adjacent stall.

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A police report says the father startled the suspect who then fled. The father provided a clothing description of the suspect to Walmart’s loss prevent officer, and was able to point him out on surveillance video.

Police say Frazier was a Walmart employee. Walmart officials were unavailable for comment.

It is unclear whether Frazier had an attorney who could comment.