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A 22-year-old model used LinkedIn to track down an iPad perv who used the fruity fondleslab to film some upskirt footage of her as she visited a Los Angeles pet shop. Britannie Weaver. Pic: http://brittanieweaver.com Britannie Weaver According to the New York Daily News, San Diego native Brittanie Weaver (pictured) nipped …

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Idiot

Maybe he got dark pictures of undies (if that).

He could have got better footage on a beach.

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Re: Idiot

He has a fruity fondle device...Internet Pron much?

Or is that kind of thing banned on the Steve-O-slab?

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"He could have got better footage on a beach."

He could have gotten much better footage by buying some porn with women who were, actually, you know, *consenting* to have their privates filmed. This is just creepy pervy. Calling him an idiot for taking his snaps in suboptimal conditions is missing the point by a gazillion miles

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I guess it's the "forbidden fruit" (not an Apple pun) factor. The difference between watching concensual porn and illicitly doing the creepy stalk-and-upskirt-snap thing is the same between having sex in your bedroom with the lights off versus a little hanky panky in a public or semi-public place.

The cops should grab this guy and make him clean up trash along about 10 miles of freeway in LA.

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Low hanging fruit?

At school in the 60s (think young female teachers mini-skirts) we simply dropped a pencil as the young teach approached. Grabbing the pencil and looking up as she went past was a boyhood rite. Mind you, the skirts were very short to begin with.

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"the skirts were very short to begin with"

Upskirt pics are entirely feasible even with knee-length skirts. I was riding an escalator and got the chance to see how it is done - the guy ahead of me reached down and forward to get his phone under the skirt of the woman in front of him. Nobody would have been the wiser if he hadn't been right in front of me doing it.

And in the context of teenaged schoolboys ogling bits of young female teachers - we had one at my secondary school, back in about 1979. She was a student teacher and she had the interesting habit of wearing low-neck sweaters. This was, of course, made more interesting by her habit of leaning forward to see what was going on, thus revealing all to anyone in front of her...

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Re: Low hanging fruit?

From Red Dwarf:

"He's the one who taught me to look up girls skirts by putting mirrors on my toecaps"

-Dave Lister

From Iain M. Banks:

"They want to own the light?"

Actually, the Banks quote is from the Culture, amazed that museums had 'No Photography' rules. New Scientist reported on a proposed system a few years back, whereby a mechanism would selectively dazzle cameras... I can't remember how it recognised them, but I think it had something to do with sensors being very absorbent of light.

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Re: Low hanging fruit?

Whoa, dude! If you see low hanging fruit hanging under a short skirt, you picked the wrong teacher.

The one with mental floss in the pocket.

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Model?

As title.

Jeez, the guy must have been deperate, or needing medical attention, ...............or this is another 'publicity' effort for manakins.

Like most folk know - it's out there for free without a risk of getting 'caught' by someone 'clocking an ID badge' and making yourself 'known on LinkedIn' with a photograph.

Sure this isn't Friday?

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Watch out Sherlock!

So, given the details of his full name on this ID badge she managed to track him down?

We should be handing over all the unsolved crime files to this model as her powers of deduction are so astoundingly newsworthy.

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Re: Watch out Sherlock!

Well, she did better than the police....

Perhaps they thought, hmm, might be more than one person with that name in the area, let's not bother.

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She did indeed do better than the police which in itself is worrying as they would have started with his name, CCTV footage and several eyewitnesses.

I wasn't belittling the fact she found him when the police clearly couldn't be arsed, only the fact that the minimal effort required was deemed newsworthy.

Unless all of this is a cunning publicity stunt to drive up the model's profile?

And for some reason, her website lists more detail specifications about her than I see in most server specs...

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"a cunning publicity stunt"

A cunning publicity stunt after a bloke took pics of her stunning, erm, nah never mind.

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Re: Watch out Sherlock!

Cunning stunt or stunning cunt?

Thats your spoonerism for today.

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Re: Spoonerism...

You're being downvoted by me for assuming I have the intelligence of a peanut and need these things spelt out.

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Re: Spoonerism...

I'm upvoting you for upvoting him for downvoting him. And I've downvoted him, and upvoted him.

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Re: Spoonerism...

It always amazes me when someone feels the need to explain what should be obvious and initially I was inclined to believe that this was another case. However given the interogation mark I gave the write the benefit of the doubt and read it in a different way. Maybe he/she was asking, "Is this the best you can come up with?" After all the spoonerism was begging to be made and didn't involve any originality.

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And I refrained from voting on the count of 'woefully confused'!

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Only in America

A pet shop worker with a LinkedIn profile

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I'm pretty sure he didn't work in the pet shop. Even the most incompetent of police would have been able to track him down if he did.

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You sure they could track him down?

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so it encourages other men to go ahead and get away with this with a slap on the hand

Was that pun intended? I'm sure he slapped quite a lot with his hand afterwards....

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weird pet shop

Looking at the photo, isn't it weird that at both sides of the desk the personnel is crouching down or leaning over? Maybe they were all looking for escaped flees from a broken circus. Is the guy sitting down not staring at the bottoms of his colleague a bit too eagerly? Just saying, this shop is full of perverts. Only a firm Playmobil re-enactment might solve the crime.

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"Looking at the photo, isn't it weird that at both sides of the desk the personnel is crouching down or leaning over?"

I thought that too. It took a while to actually work out what's going on.

Ain't like no pet shop I ever saw! Can't see that many pets for starters.

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Thinking of perves and pet-shops, it's been a long time since I watched Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo, though the sentiments in the movie are sweeter and more respectful than the title suggests.

Every time the 'hero' goes to the aquarium shop, he asks the woman behind the counter for some sea snails from the bottom of the tank, a procedure that invariably soaks her blouse.

Hmm, I see it's been slated on Rotten Tomatoes... oh well, I found it funny when I was a student.

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Behind the counter, one person appears to be sitting on a low stool while the other crouches to reach into a cupboard for something.

Presumably he took the opportunity of the other person crouching to take a snap without them seeing him.

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He seems a very incompetent voyeur, wearing an ID badge and an iPad is hardly the most discrete devices to use!

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no worse than the numpties

who robbed a bank in their lunch break - leaving their work ID tags on.

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Paris Hilton

Looking at her portfolio (ooerr missus) I'd say she was probably concerned that any unphotoshopped shots of her nether regions ever made it on to the wibbly wobbly web.

Paris for very obvious and much snapped reasons.

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If she can be recognised from blurred shots of her nether regions...

...then she's probably doing the wrong kind of modelling.

Saying that: I am surprised she didn't just give the idiot a slap and be done with it. It seems a pretty sad way to spend your free time; guess the risk of being caught is probably his main motivation.

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"The model lamented the lack of big stick under local law for snapping people's privates."

In that case she might want to consider wearing some knickers.

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Gotta love techies

Completely ignoring the abuse/exploitation of women's bodies angle to discuss the inadequacies of the perp's "skills" as a voyeur.

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Re: Gotta love techies

While he was violating her privacy, it is not really abuse or even exploitation...

I wonder, IF someone films you in secret, and you NEVER find out about it? does it actually harm you in any way? (I am not disputing the right to privacy when you have the expectation of privacy, i.e. in your own bedroom, in a bathroom etc...)

But Think about the number of times you've been filmed by CCTV... I am sure that at some time you did something embarrassing... do you feel violated then?

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What if your burger had horse meat in it instead of beef, and you never knew?

What if your McFlurry had 5cc's of McJizzy, and you didn't notice?

What if someone stole £10 from your bank account, but you didn't miss it?

Do these cease to be crimes just because you didn't know? I suppose not knowing you're a victim might make it better as you don't have something to cope with, but this doesn't stop it being a crime, even if you don't understand this, she did know - she caught him in the act, and he was very obviously stalking her, she was abused and exploited.

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> What if your burger had horse meat in it instead of beef, and you never knew?

There is a subtle difference here.

The harm done to the victim is ostensibly embarrassment.

If you don't know that the photo was taken, then the harm is not inflicted.

If, on the other hand, this guy posted the pictures on the Internet and identified the victim, then there is a case to be made again of embarassment, possibly defamation etc.

Just because you don't like something doesn't necessarily mean that there should be a law against it.

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CCTV isn't purposed specifically for sexual exploitation. Upskirt videos are purposed as pornography, and produced without permission of the subject. I don't see how you're making this logical disconnect.

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> Upskirt videos are purposed as pornography, and produced without permission of the subject.

Pornography is not illegal as far as I know, so this is largely irrelevent.

Photography of people in public places, apart from some exceptions, is also perfectly legal.

I'm not saying that what this guy was right or moral, but you have to make a distinction between what should be illegal because it causes real tangible harm, and that which you personally don't like.

You could argue that because you don't like something, it should therefore be illegal, but that is a difficult line to walk.

It's a difficult one. Using "intent" as a decider for whether or not something should be illegal is very dangerous ground indeed, particularly because it is so hard to define.

If someone was "turned on" sexually by a crowd scene, does that make it illegal from them photographing crowds in the street? How about someone that is into bestiality? Are farm scenes out for them also?

How about a more down-to-earth example? Beach photos of semi-naked individuals. Well aparently that would be OK as long as you were taking promo photos for a magazine, but not for jerking off to at home.

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Re: Gotta love techies

Completely ignoring the abuse/exploitation of women's bodies angle to discuss the inadequacies of the perp's "skills" as a voyeur.

What really makes that aspect so appealing is the irony that there was probably a trained monkey in that store that could have done a 'better' job.

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>Photography of people in public places, apart from some exceptions, is also perfectly legal.

That is quite true however I think you'll find that voyeuristic upskirt shots are illegal. If a woman were to sit on a bench with legs spread for all to see then you could argue that there was no invasion of privacy as the female had put her parts on public display. Taking sneaky upskirt shots are not afforded the same interpretation. Up someone's skirt is not the same as out in public

One of the points taken into consideration is the purpose for which the snaps were taken so let's get back to perfectly legal. It is perfectly legal to take photographs of fully clothed children playing in a public park unless the purpose of taking those snaps is for sexual gratification. It might be difficult to prove in the case of the playground photographer that the reason was such but in the case of upskirt/downblouse shots there is no doubt.

@No, I will not fix your computer

>she caught him in the act, and he was very obviously stalking her, she was abused and exploited.

She was allegedly abused there is no evidence of her being exploited, eg the photos being sold or published, so dim your flame.

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I am impressed...

...I have never managed to even take a photo of a whiteboard with my iPad without (a) nearly dropping it, (b) getting a totally blurred or dark image, or (c) accidentally swapping to some other app at the last second. This guy must put in the hours practising that 'edge' grip. Hats off to him.

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There's a simple solution to this problem

This is why I always wear underwear ...

But I do wonder if she wouldn't have been better off to grab a few ping-pong balls and shot him. The Adventures of Britannie, Queen of the Petshop

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Nice Puppies!

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nit picking?

publicity?

plus a nit picking issue that warrants a comment...

150% ...no no no

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"150% ...no no no"

There's 'beyond reasonable doubt' and there's pushing it well beyond!

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Let alone the fact that only true cretins actually believe that it is possible to attain ANYTHING over 100%.

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That's your 110% pay rise cancelled then.

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And bad news for Wonga.com - they'll have to dip out on 4114% of their usual 4214% APR

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