Man wearing wig 'caught in female toilets taking photos of women'

·News Reporter
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A man has been accused of dressing as a woman to enter a female bathroom in order to take photos of others in neighbouring cubicles.

The alleged incident occurred at the Aegean Shopping Park in Shanghai's Minhang District on Monday evening, Chinese outlet The Paper reported.

A cleaner suspected a problem inside the cubicle the man was allegedly in before asking someone exiting the male bathroom for help.

The man entered the women's bathroom with permission of the cleaner before knocking on the door repeatedly and realising another man was inside.

"I saw a tall man wearing a women's dress and a wig," he explained.

The man was allegedly caught inside a women's cubicle with his phone out. Source: The Paper/ Weibo
The man was allegedly caught inside a women's cubicle with his phone out. Source: The Paper/ Weibo

The intervening man, who is a blogger on Chinese social media site Weibo, began filming the man for potential evidence.

He prevented the man from leaving before calling police and security who swiftly arrived.

The blogger filmed himself remonstrating with the man, demanding he hand over his mobile phone before grabbing it from him and looking through his photos.

The blogger claims he found several "secret" images in the man's phone, the China Youth Network reported.

Local police confirmed to The Paper the man has been detained by authorities and will be in custody for 10 days.

It is unclear if any charges have been laid.

The blogger said he hoped the incident would act as a reminder to women to be aware of their surroundings.

The video of the man allegedly in the bathroom cubicle has been shared by news sites on Weibo, prompting an angry response from users.

Many feared the man would be released after 10 days, saying if this was the case, his punishment for the alleged offence would be insufficient.

Users called for authorities to take crimes against women, particularly taking sexually intrusive photos of unsuspecting women, more seriously.

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