SPOKANE, Wash. — A man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after filming two women in a changing room stall at a North Spokane clothing store, police say.
Spokane police said the women noticed a man filming them from an adjacent changing room stall at Hut No. 8 on Division Street. The man quickly fled the store after the women drew attention to the situation.
Both the victims and store employees pursued the man, keeping an eye on him until a good Samaritan helped detain him before police arrived.
Police said the victims and store employees provided descriptive statements to officer, which led to the arrest of 29-year-old Zakkary Deboer on suspicion of first degree voyeurism.
Mickayla Kimmerly, an employee at Hut 8, said he was caught when a female saw his hand under their stall.
"He was sitting right there and all he had to do was reach his hand underneath and click so that's how they ended up seeing his hand," Kimmerly said.
Kimmerly then described chasing Deboer along with two people in cars.
"I was just full speed running, chasing him trying to get him but I didn't know what was going to happen if I got him, but we had three cars going after him too," she said. "We ended up getting cars on both sides because he hid behind a trash can and changed his clothes, but he had his backpack on and we knew exactly what it looked like and we were like 'you're not going to get away, like you're going down for this. It's not OK.'"
Several phones and electronic devices were found during Deboer’s arrest and taken as evidence, police said.
Police said there is the possibility of additional victims in the incident. Those who used a fitting room at the store between 2 to 2:45 p.m. are asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 and reference incident No. 2019-20157583.