AMMON — An Idaho Falls man who police say identifies as transgender was arrested Tuesday afternoon after deputies say he took photos of a woman in a fitting room in Target.
Sean Patrick Smith, 46, who also goes by Shauna Patricia Smith, was booked into the Bonneville County Jail on one felony count of voyeurism.
Bonneville County Sgt. Bryan Lovell says deputies were called to a disturbance at Target on 25th East just after 5 p.m. Monday.
A woman told them a man, dressed in women’s clothing, had entered a fitting room in the women’s clothing section of the store. Deputies say the suspect was seen taking photos of a woman in a stall next to him while she was changing.
“The woman was begging for help as she chased the man out the door,” a witness inside the store, who asked not to be named, tells EastIdahoNews.com. “She kept saying she wanted those pictures deleted.”
The suspect, later identified as Smith, left the store, and Lovell says detectives located him Tuesday afternoon.
Smith was booked into the Bonneville County Jail as a male, according to Lovell.
Lovell says detectives are investigating to see if there are other victims.
Smith is expected in court Wednesday.
Mike Price, EastIdahoNews.com
Debbie Bryce, EastIdahoNews.com
Adam Forsgren, EastIdahoNews.com columnist
Idaho State Journal staff