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Man arrested after woman finds hidden camera in SF dressing room

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A man was arrested after a woman realized she was being recorded in the dressing room of a clothing cleaner in San Francisco in November. Police are looking for other victims. 

According to the San Francisco Police Department, on November 15, 2022, a woman walked into a clothing cleaner business on the 1100 block of Divisadero Street to have a clothing item altered. 

As she was inside the dressing room, she noticed a clock inside. After leaving, the woman realized the clock might have been a discrete camera. 

The woman told police that some reviewers of the business said they had been harassed by a man who worked at the business. 

SFPD’s Special Victims Unit took over the investigation and discovered that five other victims had filed police reports describing similar incidents, where a man would place a clock inside the fitting room they were changing in. 

According to the victims, the man came into the fitting room to adjust the clock multiple times. This led them to believe they were being recorded while they undress for clothing alterations. 

The man was later identified as Andrew Hong, 31. On Saturday, police served a search warrant at Hong’s residence and the dry cleaning business where evidence was found and seized. 

Hong was arrested on six misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy.

Police believe Hong may have had more victims. Those who may have visited a clothing cleaner on the 1100 block of Divisadero Street within the last year are asked to contact SFPD at 415-553-9225 and reference case number 220787181. Anyone with information about this case is also asked to contact SFPD’s 24-hour tip line at 415-575-4444 or text “Tip” to TIP411 to begin a message thread with police.

Charlene

Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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