A Yulee, Florida, woman filmed a confrontation she had with a convicted video voyeur in a local Target.
Candice Spivey posted the shocking clip on Facebook on April 27. In the accompanying post, she explained that she remembered an encounter with the man two years prior at a local Publix grocery store, in which he asked her inappropriate questions about her underwear and appeared to be filming the encounter with his phone. When she ran into him at Target, she decided to turn the tables on him and get the whole thing on film.
"When he approached me yesterday he did not remember who I was, until I called him out on it in this video," Spivey wrote in the Facebook post. "When he approached me in Publix two years ago he had two small children with him under the age of three in his shopping cart.
"The basket of his shopping cart was filled with multiple different types of razors that were for both men and women. He starts out his conversation with the same punch line he uses here in the very beginning of this video saying, 'Hey there I don't mean to bother you but I just bought this maxi dress for my wife at Ross and I was kinda worried about the sheerness of it.'"
Spivey told Action News Jax that the man asked questions about whether or not his "wife" should wear panties with the maxi dress and whether or not she should shave "down there."
She confronted the man with her cell phone camera during their confrontation at Target, and he quickly started running out of the store. She yelled for someone to stop him and followed him as he ran across the parking lot.
"He then took off on foot to the McDonalds across the way right by the Target, is there for about five minutes when we're all waiting for him to come back because his truck was parked in Target's parking lot," Spivey wrote in the Facebook post. "So he comes running back, jumped in his truck, spun out of the parking lot and he just so happen to spin out onto A1A right in front of the cop that was coming to target for the incident.
"He ran from the cops, they had to chase him. They finally got him to pull over, he wouldn't get out of his truck and they had to pull him out at gunpoint."
The suspect, Jeffery Polizzi, reportedly had a history of video voyeurism and had previously been in trouble for putting cameras in his shoes and filming under women’s skirts.
Spivey told Action News Jax that her video garnered a number of messages from women who were also approached by Polizzi.
“If you have been approached by this guy, you should definitely share your story,” she said.
Polizzi was charged only with reckless driving in the incident, and police said since all he was doing was having a conversation with another adult, he was able to avoid any additional charges.