Invasion of Privacy – Arrest
March 30, 2015
On March 21, 2015 a female customer reported to Abington Police that she had been trying on clothes in a changing room inside the Target Store located at 1495 Old York Road, Abington when she saw a small, cylindrical device protruding under the wall of the changing room. When she attempted to grab it, the device was pulled away leading the customer to believe she had been photographed while she was changing. Target Staff were able to provide police with a surveillance photo of a man who was seen in the area when this occurred.
At approximately 2:15 PM on March 28, 2015, Target employees saw someone in the area of the changing rooms who appeared to be the same man who was seen there on March 21, 2015. They notified Abington Police who detained the man, 32 year old Miklos JUGOVICS of Warminster. JUGOVICS eventually admitted to Police that he was in the store for the sole purpose of viewing and recording women changing clothes in the changing rooms. JUGOVICS admitted to doing this on previous occasions at the Abington Target, including during the March 21 incident. JUGOVICS stated he used a ballpoint pen that has a built-in video camera that he had purchased on the Internet. JUGOVICS would then download the images onto a computer in his home but states that he never uploaded any images to the Internet or otherwise distributed them. Police recovered the pen camera from JUGOVICS and on March 29, 2015 served a search warrant and seized the computer and additional items from his home. There are indications that JUGOVICS may have done this other times at the Abington Target between November, 2014 and March 28, 2015. If anyone feels that they may have been victimized by JUGOVICS or has additional information about this investigation they can contact Detective Lisa Burton at 267-536-1108, firstname.lastname@example.org or Detective Sergeant Greg Urban at 267-536-1095, email@example.com.
Miklos JUGOVICS was charged with Invasion of Privacy, Unlawful use of Computers and Possessing Instruments of Crime and is being held pending his arraignment. Note: The charges against Miklos Jugovics are allegations only and have not yet been proven in a court of law.
Approved for Release by:
Deputy Chief John A. Livingood