Knoxville Police search for peeping Tom at Target

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Knoxville Police Department responded to a reported peeping Tom at the Target at 1900 Town Center Boulevard at 8:15 p.m. on March 29.

A woman was in a dressing room when she saw a man kneeling down next to the occupied dressing room. Police say the man was using a cell phone to take pictures of the woman changing clothes.

The man immediately ran from the store after he was confronted by a store employee. Investigators believe he possibly drove away in a black Chevrolet Camaro with no license plate.

After further investigation, officials determined that the suspect had been in and out of the dressing room for over an hour before he was caught taking pictures of the victim. There were at least five other women who used the dressing room during that time frame.

Local 8 News reached out to Target, and the company issued this statement:

"At Target, our guests are at the center of everything we do, and our commitment to creating a safe and secure shopping environment in our stores is unwavering. As a part this commitment to safety, we have robust procedures, policies and trainings in place to ensure that our stores are safe places to shop and work.

As soon as this incident was brought to our attention, we immediately partnered with local law enforcement. As this is an active investigation, please direct further questions to them."

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Knoxville Police Department's crime information line at 865-215-7212. Callers can remain anonymous.