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Transgender Woman Arrested for Alleged Voyeurism at Target

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“The woman was begging for help as she chased the man out the door."

Shauna Patricia Smith (Image source: Bonneville County Jail)

A transgender woman was arrested Tuesday in Idaho after police say she used her cellphone to take photos of a woman trying on clothes in a Target changing room.

Shauna Patricia Smith, 43, allegedly reached over the partition and snapped a photo of a woman changing clothes in the next stall, the Post Register reported, citing a Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Sean Patrick Smith, a.k.a. Shauna Patricia Smith (Image source: Bonneville County Jail)

The victim, whose identity was not released, reportedly confronted Smith following the incident — but Smith left the Ammon store, the Post Register said.

“The woman was begging for help as she chased the man out the door," one unnamed witness told the East Idaho News. “She kept saying she wanted those pictures deleted.”

Police tracked Smith down Tuesday afternoon. She was arrested on one count of felony voyeurism and was booked at the Bonneville County Jail, the Post Register said.

The alleged incident comes amid a national debate over whether transgenders should be allowed to use bathrooms or locker rooms that correspond to their gender identities. Target waded into the controversy in May after it announced in a "statement of inclusivity" that it would allow customers who identify as transgender to use restrooms and changing rooms of their preference.

(H/T: Post Register)

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