Texas man Douglas Egan, dressed as a woman, arrested for photographing women in the bathroom
A Texas man dressed in women’s clothing allegedly took pictures under a booth in a mall restroom and then brandished a pepper ball gun as he fled the scene, police say.
Douglas Egan, 45, faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and inappropriate photography.
A female victim noticed the cell phone under the booth on Christmas Eve around 4:30 p.m. at the Hulen Mall in Fort Worth.
The woman confronted the suspect, described as « a man dressed to look like a woman », who attempted to flee the mall.
Another person witnessed the confrontation and attempted to intervene, but the suspect allegedly reached into his backpack and pulled out what appeared to be a handgun, then pointed it at the male witness .
The suspect then left the mall and a handgun could be seen in his belt as he changed clothes, police said.
Officers arrived and arrested the man. The weapon was determined to be a pepper ball gun.
Egan is being held at the Tarrant County Correctional Facility on a combined bond of $30,000. Prison records did not mention a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.