A woman who says she saw a man recording video inside the women's restroom of a popular North Texas shopping center is speaking out about the alleged crime.
Nora Esquivel said she and a friend were at Dillard’s inside NorthPark Center on Jan. 28 when they went to use the restroom and noticed two stalls were locked and appeared out of use. Esquivel went to use an open one, looked up and saw someone was recording video on his phone over an adjacent stall wall.
Esquivel and her friend followed the man as he fled the restroom. She even yelled for help inside the busy store.
“Give me your phone, give me your phone, give me the camera! And he say to me, 'I don't know you, I don't know who you are!’” Esquivel recalled.
NorthPark security detained the man, later identified as 31-year-old Brandon Paul Turner, until police arrived and arrested him at about 12:30 p.m.
Turner posted bond and has since been released from jail. Nobody answered when an NBC 5 news crew stopped by his house Monday. Police released Turner's vehicle to his spouse at his request.
Some people said Monday they could not believe the accusation.
“It is repulsive. I can’t believe somebody even got in there in the first place. And how intrusive. You think you have privacy somewhere like that,” said Cordray Vord, of Dallas.
Esquivel said she remembers seeing other women and families leaving the restroom before she used it. Now she’s concerned there could be more victims.
NBC 5's Julie Fine and Ray Villeda contributed to this report.