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Man arrested after allegedly taking upskirt photos at Oklahoma store

OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma City man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly took photos up women's skirts in a metro Walmart.

Officers were called to the Walmart at 6200 W. Reno Ave. Thursday evening regarding a possible sex offense.

According to a police report, an asset protection officer told police that several customers had complained that a man was taking pictures up unsuspecting women's dresses.

A security guard also reported seeing Kevin Bierig, 44, "blatantly positioning his cellphone under the woman's dress," said the report.

When officers confronted Bierig, he told police that they did not have permission to look in his phone.

"[Bierig] was very nervous and continually begged for me to let him go and kept asking to use his phone," the report stated. "[Bierig] stated that he would bring his phone back and let us look at it and that he was an upstanding citizen and would be easy to find."

"He was very upset about that," said Oklahoma City Police MSgt. Gary Knight.  "He claimed his attorney told him it’s perfectly legal for him to do this in a public place. Which it was explained to him clearly that it’s not."

Officers also spoke with the alleged victim, who said that she didn't know she was being photographed. However, she said she noticed that Bierig was following her around the store. Witnesses reported seeing Bierig take photos of at least three other women.

"We know that there’s at least one victim," said Knight. "Above and beyond that, we don’t know how many others there may be."

A Walmart spokesperson said late Friday evening the company is aware of the incident.

"We strive to maintain a safe environment and enjoyable shopping experience in our stores," the spokesperson said. "We take this incident seriously and are assisting local law enforcement."

Bierig was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail early Friday morning on a peeping tom charge and released on a $500 bond later in the morning.