Ore. man caught on video appearing to shoot upskirt pic at Safeway

Surveillance footage captures a man appearing to take an upskirt photo of Leigha Bundy at the Safeway store in Stayton.

STAYTON, Ore. — Leigha Bundy, a mom in Stayton, said a man appeared to be caught on video taking an upskirt picture of her at a Safeway grocery store.

"Girls shouldn't have to worry about that," Bundy told KATU Monday. "We should be able to go to the grocery store and not worry about that."

Stayton police are now looking for the man, who the chief of police described as a person of interest.

Bundy, a mother of two teenage girls, has lived in Stayton just about all her life.

"Mostly good people," she said, describing the town of about 8,130 people in Marion County. "I like that I know for the most part who's around my children."

At just after 11 a.m. Sunday Bundy told a KATU reporter she went into the Safeway store on North 1st Street in Stayton to buy a wedding card for her sister. She was getting married that day.

"Just was standing there looking at cards, turn and there's a guy standing there and his hand's out with a cell phone and he's like, 'Oh, sorry,'" Bundy explained. "And I just kind of stopped like, 'OK.'"

Bundy said the man, who she doesn't know, then walked away. And she thought it was all just weird.

"And so I went and asked the manager, 'Hey, can we review that tape and you'll see what happened if what I think happened did happen,' and sure enough, yeah, he held his camera out underneath my dress," Bundy said.

Jill McGinnis, a Safeway spokeswoman, said after looking at the footage employees called police.

She sent KATU the following statement:

"Creating safe, secure environments for our employees to work and customers to shop is one of our highest priorities. We are cooperating with the authorities fully in this matter."

Oregon's Legislature made taking upskirt photos a crime in 2015. Before that defense lawyers successfully argued they weren't an invasion of privacy if a victim was wearing underwear.

But Stayton Police Chief Rich Sebens told a KATU reporter the video from Safeway looks like a case of invasion of privacy in the second degree.

"I've never felt that way," said Bundy. "Never felt like I had to watch myself at the grocery store and it was just frustrating. Very frustrating."

If you know the identity of the man in the video or his location you're asked to call Stayton police at (503) 769-3421.

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