JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A man has been charged with video voyeurism after a mother said he was trying to shoot cell phone video of her 6-year-old son in the restroom at a Jacksonville Walmart on Saturday.
John Wayne Dailey, 28, was booked into Duval County jail where he remained early Tuesday on $100,003 bond, according to the sheriff's office.
A deputy was called to the Walmart at River City Market Place after 5 p.m. after Latasha Latimer said her 6-year-old son was using one of the urinals in the men's restroom when her 12-year-old son noticed a cell phone slip from under a nearby toilet stall with its camera facing the youngest child.
Latasha Latimer described the incident.
"My baby boy was crying, shirt jacked up didn't know what transpired, my middle son said, 'Mom, Dad, somebody was recording him using the restroom just now,'" Latimer said.
Police were called after the two boys ran from the restroom and told their parents what happened. According to a sheriff's office incident report, Latimer's husband ran into the restroom and confronted Dailey. Security at the store prevented Dailey from leaving the store until a deputy arrived, the report states.
Latimer told First Coast News that employees at the store told her that they reviewed security cameras and determined that Dailey was in the restroom for three hours.
The responding deputy said when they arrived Dailey was still in the store and appeared to be "nervous and fidgety," the incident report states.
According to the arrest documents, Dailey confessed his crime to police. Dailey also said that there was no physical violence and that he stayed on the scene willingly.
Latimer feels her older son's sense of awareness caught an alleged peeping Tom.
"My baby boy would not have known what was going on if it wasn't for my 12-year-old paying attention to his surroundings," Latimer said.
Walmart corporate office released the following statement to First Coast News:
"We care about the safety and security of our customers and we take this seriously. We’re working with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and as this is an ongoing investigation, we will refer additional questions to them."