ANOTHER nefarious situation has occurred in a women’s dressing room at Target as a man is caught videotaping a woman changing her clothes.
Just last week, in The Woodlands, Texas, a woman was sexually violated when a man freely entered the women’s dressing room and began videotaping her trying on bathing suits.
As the woman screamed, not one Target employee came to help! Store security cameras clearly showed Target employees in the area doing nothing to stop the Peeping Tom. Even after the woman screamed for help, two store employees stood by and allowed it to happen.
Last year, Target decided to throw it’s mostly female customer base under the bus by allowing men to use the women’s restrooms in their stores. Obviously it didn’t work out well. It has taken a whole year for them to figure that out.
A giant boycott ensued, the stock dropped by over a third, and Target CEO Brian Cornell ended up looking the fool. Call Target Headquarters at 612-304-6073 and personally let them know you are boycotting their stores.
Now we have another example of the chaos that their policy has created.
“I was just thinking I have to do something and I have to stop it,” said “Leslie”, hollering, screaming and even in shock. He had a stroller with a child inside”.
No one at that moment near the Target fitting room stopped to help.
“That man is tall, and I wasn’t able to do anything,” she said.
It has been replaying in her head for the last few days.
“I feel really scared right now,” she said.
Even so, she talked anonymously and exclusively with Eyewitness News because she wants women to hear her story. While inside a dressing room stall, her sense of privacy was violated.
“In the mirror I saw the reflection of the cell phone,” she said.
She buttoned up her blouse then ran out to stop him, and in surveillance video you see him push her out of the way.
“We heard someone yelling, ‘This man is crazy. Lock the door,'” said Russell Sevier.
The woman calls Russell Sevier her angel. He was the only one who reacted during her most helpless moment.
“Nobody was doing anything so I ran all the way down to the end of the building,” he said as surveillance cameras captured him chasing the man and snapping a clear image of him that the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is now using as a lead to find the man.
“I really think they should separate the men and women’s fitting rooms so this won’t happen,” said Sevier.
The woman we talked to feels the same way but says what motivated her to talk goes beyond just putting someone in handcuffs.
“My main goal is not to catch him, is to (help him) receive the help that he needs and protect maybe this kid (that was with him),” said “Leslie”.
Target released the following statement in regard to the incident that happened at their store:
“We want all of our guests to have a safe and welcoming experience whenever they shop at our stores. We will not tolerate this behavior and we are working closely with law enforcement by offering whatever support is needed. Since this is an active investigation, we ask that you direct all further questions to law enforcement.”
Yeah, I bet! Target does not want you contacting the store (281) 364-1281 or their corporate office (612) 304-6073. They do not want that scrutiny. They do not want to have to deal with this situation that they have created.
Target’s CEO Cornell is actually blaming the public release of the policy.
What an idiot. Cornell wins the moron of the year award.
“Target didn’t adequately assess the risk, and the ensuing backlash was self-inflicted.” – Target CEO Brian Cornell
No, your policy was foolish. Period.
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