Man charged with voyeurism in Danbury mall incident

DANBURY — A city man with a history of voyeuristic criminal activity was recently arrested

DANBURY — A city man with a history of voyeuristic criminal activity was recently arrested for allegedly trying to record a female shopper in a mall changing room earlier this year, according to an arrest warrant.

Edvin Menendez-Maldonado, 47, was arrested Thursday following a several-month-long investigation into a Jan. 28 incident at Old Navy.

Danbury police were called to the department store that day. At the scene, a female shopper told police she had been trying on dresses in a fitting room when she noticed a cell phone on the floor.

She said the screen of the phone was facing down and the camera part of it was facing up, and she immediately exited the fitting room and notified a store employee.


The phone was gone by the time the two returned to the fitting room, but the associate knelt down to look through a hole where the shopper said the camera had been and “observed a phone with the camera portion facing her through the hole,” according to the warrant for Menendez-Maldonado’s arrest.

The associate then exited the fitting room, opened the adjacent one and found a man, who then ran past her and out of the store.

Another Old Navy associate told police he saw the man run out of the store and tried to call mall security, but there were no security personnel in the area at the time. The associate said he followed the man up an escalator and into JC Penney, but lost sight of him inside the department store.

Danbury police obtained surveillance footage from Old Navy, which showed a man enter the store, walk around and not purchase anything before entering a fitting room next to one occupied by the alleged victim.

About an hour later, the footage showed the suspect fleeing the dressing room after a store associate opened the stall and running out of Old Navy, according to the warrant for Menendez-Maldonado’s arrest.

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