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Train passenger busts apparent upskirt photographer on camera

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   March 22, 2016 at 12:53 PM

NEWCASTLE, Australia, March 22 (UPI) -- An Australian woman who fell asleep on a train busted an apparent upskirt photographer she caught aiming his phone at her through the seat.

Tegan Portener said in a Facebook post she was taking a nap on a train to Newcastle and she woke to see the man in front of her was pushing his phone between the bottom and back of his seat to point his camera at her.

Portener captured video of the man aiming his phone at her and part of the ensuing confrontation.

"This grub got on the train at Central and sat directly in front of me, he kept looking around suspiciously but I ignored it," Portener wrote in the Facebook post.

"Halfway to Newcastle I woke up from a nap with my knees up in shorts and noticed he was filming me from underneath his chair. He did it for another half hour until I finally mustered up the courage to tell him to stop.

I went to the front of the train and told the driver about the sitch and he contacted the police at Broadmeadow for me. I gave them these videos and they went through surveillance cams but couldn't find him so the grot is still out there potentially filming other women ugh.

Stopped videoing because my phone ran out of memory but essentially he acted all offended and I just told him to stop and he nodded."

Portener said she probably will be staying awake on trains from now on, but she said she doesn't want others to be afraid to ride the railway.

"Don't let men like this make you afraid of existing in public, you're completely entitled and deserving of catching the train without getting harassed or being scared. Don't be afraid of living your life," she wrote in a comment.

This grub got on the train at Central and sat directly in front of me, he kept looking around suspiciously but I ignored it. Halfway to Newcastle I woke up from a nap with my knees up in shorts and noticed he was filming me from underneath his chair 󾌺 he did it for another half hour until I finally mustered up the courage to tell him to stop. I went to the front of the train and told the driver about the sitch and he contacted the police at Broadmeadow for me. I gave them these videos and they went through surveillance cams but couldn't find him so the grot is still out there potentially filming other women ugh. 󾭗Stopped videoing because my phone ran out of memory but essentially he acted all offended and I just told him to stop and he nodded.

Posted by Tegan Portener on Monday, March 21, 2016
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