An Orangeburg man is accused of taking video in a North Road restroom.
“For some reason this individual thought it would be OK to video someone in a restroom,” Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said in a press release.
“We have a different opinion and so does the law,” he said.
The 20-year-old has been charged with one misdemeanor count of Peeping Tom, peeping or eavesdropping.
On July 22, Orangeburg County Sheriff’s investigators were called to a North Road business after a man reported the suspect to store staff.
The man said he was in a stall inside the men’s restroom when he heard a person enter the stall next to his, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
He said he then yelled out to the person after he saw a cell phone facing him as it was being held over the stall divider.
While the cell phone went slowly back over the divider wall, the man kicked open his door and took the phone from the person, the report said.
The two then walked out and the man asked a store employee to call 911.
The suspect allegedly admitted to taking a video, the report states, adding that “he often records ‘funny things.’”
If convicted, the suspect faces up to three years in prison and a $500 fine.
Bond was set on the suspect at $1,500 cash or surety during a hearing held on Friday.