Footage shows dad absolutely going after guy for taking 'upskirt' photographs of his daughter

Footage shows dad absolutely going after guy for taking 'upskirt' photographs of his daughter

It's hard to imagine life before smartphones. Thanks to those magic gadgets, you can contact people immediately in an emergency, take a high-res photo at any time and use GPS to find the best route to every destination. Yes, smartphones make everything easier - and unfortunately, that includes making it easier for perverts to take 'upskirt' photos of women.

At a Target store in Cypress, California, Jorge A. Ibarra Jr. was spotted snapping photographs underneath women's skirts and dresses. The Cypress Police department released the surveillance footage, which shows Ibarra, 29, crouching down in front of a display to take an upskirt photo of a teenage girl.

Then Ibarra loiters near the checkout lane, and tries to surreptitiously take a picture up another girl's skirt. However, Ismael Duarte, the father of the teenage girl, storms into the frame, and kicks the phone out of Ibarra's hand. The pervert retrieves his phone, and Duarte tackles him to the ground, giving him exactly what he deserved.

Ibarra scrambled away like a coward, but didn't escape. Duarte followed him out to the parking and snapped a photo of his silver sedan. "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 KTTV. "If you’re watching, just know, you messed with the wrong family, that’s all I got to say."

Duarte's daughter is 15 years old. His wife, Angelica, was also in the store at the time. She says that they noticed Ibarra following their daughter, and that his phone was out, switched into camera mode. That suspicious behavior put Duarte into "protect mode" - and not a moment too soon.  "So how much, if any, video did he get of my daughter?" his wife asked KTLA. "I’m not sure."

Police arrested Ibarra and charged him with invasion of privacy. They said he is suspected of committing the same crime at a Target store in Cerritos, California. Currently he is being held at Orange County Jail, and his bail has been set at $25,000. A Target spokesperson said that store officials are cooperating with investigation.

The parents were understandably upset about incident. "My daughter, and the girl that actually was getting their picture taken without her being known — that’s what got me," said Duarte. His wife added, "It’s very disgusting. It’s disgusting that he knew exactly what he was doing. If he went to different Targets to do this, how many other stores did he go to?"

Well, that's an upside to technology making everyone's lives easier. When perverts try to snap upskirt photos, they might get caught on camera too. Duarte used his cell phone to take a picture of Ibarra's license plate, leading to his arrest. It's disturbing to think how many lewd photographs he took, but at least he got caught, and his punishment will sever as a warning to others.