The pharmacist at a local Kroger store was arrested Sunday after allegedly attempting to take “upskirt” photos of a customer.
The customer fought back.
At about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Suwanee police responding to the Kroger store at 400 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. met with a woman who told them that “she was standing in the checkout line when she observed the suspect, Timothy Keith Colgrove, squatting next to her holding his cell phone in such a way as to photograph under her skirt.”
According to an incident report, the alleged victim confronted Colgrove, the store pharmacist, and attempted to take his cellphone.
“As (Colgrove) pulled away from (the customer),” police said, “he fell backwards onto the ground. A short physical altercation took place as the victim continued her attempts to take his cell phone.”
Another nearby customer reportedly helped the victim obtain the phone, which was later passed along to authorities. The victim told police that Colgrove had been “trying to delete the pictures.”
Colgrove, listed on jail logs as a Cumming resident, was arrested and charged with a single felony count of eavesdropping. He was later released on $5,700 bond.
His mug shot showed several scratches on his neck.
Reached Monday morning, a manager at the Suwanee Kroger store said she had no comment. Glynn Jenkins, the director of communications for Kroger’s Atlanta division, released a statement to the Daily Post.
“Kroger is taking this matter extremely seriously and has begun an internal investigation in cooperation with the Suwanee police department,” Jenkins said. “Mr. Colgrove is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”
Under the Georgia law that defines eavesdropping, it is illegal for “any person, through the use of any device, without the consent of all persons observed, to observe, photograph, or record the activities of another which occur in any private place and out of public view.”