NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (NBC 10 NEWS) – North Attleboro Police arrested 37 year old Sheldon Fulbeck of Lincoln Saturday after a woman accused him of taking pictures of her while she was trying on swimsuits at this Target store.
The woman reported confronting Fulbeck after spotting a phone under the dressing room door.
Fulbeck is believed to be the first person charged with breaking Massachusetts new upskirting law.
The law was passed earlier in the month after a loophole let another man walk free after he took pictures up women’s skirts.
According to court paperwork, Fulbeck is charged with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct and unlawfully recording a nude or partially-nude person, aka the upskirting law.
The Target shopper says Fulbeck put his phone under the dressing room stall partition and started taking pictures as she was trying on swimsuits.
She reports calling for her boyfriend who apprehended Fulbeck with the help of another man. The men told police he then started tampering with evidence, saying Fulbeck put his phone’s sim memory card in his mouth and started chewing on it.
They also say they found a knife in the Rhode Islander’s pocket.
Fulbeck pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on his own recognizance. A judge ordered him to stay away from his accuser and Target.