A man was arrested yesterday afternoon at the Walmart in Decatur for allegedly attaching a camera to his foot and filming up women’s skirts and dresses. The suspect, Edwin G. Bates, 46, of Poolville, was arrested for resisting arrest and unlawful photography or visual recording. Detective Mike Dobyns said the man would strike up a conversation with an unsuspecting female, and while they were talking, he would position his foot to film up their skirt. There were as many as 10 victims, from various locations in the store. Police have only identified one so far. If anyone has any information or think they might have been a victim, contact Dobyns at (940) 627-1500 ext. 223. The filming took place between noon and 3 p.m. Wednesday. Bates, a white male, 6-foot, 190 pounds, was wearing jeans and a gray shirt. Bates was being held in Wise County Jail on $15,000 bond as of Thursday afternoon.
— posted at 5 p.m. on May 26, 2011