A Utah woman wasted no time intervening when she says she saw a man attempt to capture cellphone images of her 12-year-old daughter in a Salt Lake City store’s dressing room.
According to Fox News, it was Doris Stiles-Scown who ended up capturing someone’s image at the Rue 21 location recently.
The mother posted footage of the video online and others jumped in to detain the suspect, later identified as 36-year-old Jorge Leon.
“I’m going to make sure your face gets out so that you’re not in any more stalls, looking under little girls’ dressing [rooms],” she said. “I’m going to make sure you go viral. You’re a sick pervert.”
Her prediction came true and more than 15 million viewers had seen the clip as of this writing.
Throughout the clip, Stiles-Scown focuses on Leon’s face in the mall parking lot as security personnel and fellow shoppers gathered around to prevent his escape.
“This right here is what a predator looks like,” the upset mothers said. “Thankfully, I got him. Not today, buddy. Not today.”
As Stiles-Scown fought back her emotion, Leon sat silently with several others looking with stern expressions.
“You’re so lucky that I don’t hurt you because that’s what I want to do right now,” the woman said. “Because what you did to her … you’re going to leave a scar on my daughter permanently. Are you happy with yourself?”
Salt Lake City police detective Greg Wilking credited the vigilance of the mother and others at the store for allowing authorities to nab the suspect.
“People are aware of what’s going on and paying attention,” he said. “Other people were paying attention, too, and saw similar things that concerned them and that led to his arrest.”
Police indicate he is facing charges including felony voyeurism.
[Featured image: Jorge Leon, Salt Lake County Jail]