Police: Man used shopping basket to shoot upskirt video at Target

by: Mike Petchenik Updated:

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A Cobb County man faces charges that he took cellphone video up the skirt of a female customer at a Roswell store.

Scott Purdie, 40, faces one count of unlawful surveillance stemming from an incident last week at the Super Target on Woodstock Road.

Police said Purdie placed his cellphone in a shopping basket on the floor so that it could see up the skirt of woman shopping in the same aisle.

"The lady got suspicious when she felt something by her leg and turned around saw the guy pick up his basket and walk off," Officer Lisa Holland told Channel 2's Mike Petchenik.

Holland said the victim noticed Purdie looking at his cellphone, which tipped her off that something had just happened.

"He probably would have gotten away with it had he walked out of the store," said Holland. "He was so desperate to check his video out, he probably would have reattempted if it didn't work out well."

Holland said a witness saw Purdie leave the store and got a license plate number. He turned himself in to police Wednesday and has since bonded out of the Fulton County Jail.

Petchenik visited Purdie's east Cobb home for comment, but a woman who answered the door said he wasn't home. A call to Purdie's phone was not immediately returned.

Customers told Petchenik they were disturbed to hear about the allegations.

"That's kind of scary," said Crystal Osman. "You just really never know who's next to you in line, in the dressing room next to you or whatever."