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This Man's Attempt to Take Upskirt Photos Just Backfired in an Extreme Way

A shocking piece of footage, in which a man eats his camera's memory card after being caught allegedly filming upskirt videos, is gaining international attention.

Weibo harassment video footage

According to the Chinese Publication People's Daily, the video was filmed by a woman caught the alleged Peeping Tom in the act while riding the subway. The woman who shot the footage goes by the name Xiao Cha Cha A, Daily Mail reports. She posted the video on the Chinese social media service Weibo, with a caption reading, "I had tried to block his view a few times but he kept on taking them. I must expose him!"

In the video, the Xiao Cha Cha A is seen tugging at the man's bag, and yelling, "delete the pictures, delete them. Look everybody, here is a pervert who takes upskirt pictures of women," Daily Mail reports.

The man then eats his SD card. It is unclear if the woman forces him to do so, or if he eats the card voluntarily to destroy the evidence. In the final seconds of the 1:01-long video, the man can be seen fleeing the subway car.

The man, who had previously been detained for taking upskirt photos in 2014, turned himself into local authorities on April 22, Daily Mail reports.

This isn't the first time a woman has gone viral for confronting an upskirt photographer.

In March, Australian woman Tegan Portener caught a man in the act of trying film her through the space between a seat on a train car.

"Halfway to Newcastle I woke up from a nap with my knees up in shorts and noticed he was filming me from underneath his chair 😭 he did it for another half hour until I finally mustered up the courage to tell him to stop," Portener wrote in Facebook post accompanying the footage.

While social media provides an outlet for women to publicly shame men who take upskirt photos and videos, there are still some cases where the footage is considered a protected form of speech. For example, Massachusetts man Michael Robertson successfully argued in court that his upskirt images were protected by the First Amendment.

Sadly this kind of experience is all too common for women.

As ATTN: previously reported, an international survey by Cornell University and the anti–street harassment group Hollaback! found that nearly 75 percent women from around the world had changed their transportation plans because of harassment. Also, a 2014 survey reported by the Stop Street Harassment organization found that 65 percent of women had experienced street harassment. Specifically, 23 percent of those surveyed had been sexually touched, 20 percent had been followed, and 9 percent had been forced to do something sexual.

Watch the full video from Nanjing here. 

 

 

Featured Image:YouTube/People's Daily 人民日报